London, South Kensington
10 May 2006
A hand scroll, 19th century
Ink and colour on silk depicting a lotus garden with a lady at her bath surrounded by numerous female attendants, a group of musicians, a seated gentleman and ladies at leisure on a pavilion terrace, the garden strewn with trees, pierced rockwork and plantain, one seal -- 81in. (205.7cm) long.
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This painting is after Qiu Ying, 'Spring in the Han Palace', Taipei National Palace Museum.
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