18 September 2003
ANONYMOUS (18th century)
Summer Afternoon by the Lotus Pond
Ink and color on paper
Depicting a gentleman, his wife, and young son whiling away a warm afternoon in their extensive gardens, while attendants bring tea and a pipe, the table nearby set up for a game of weiqi
37½ x 70 3/8in. (95.3 x 178.2cm.), framed
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This painting is an excellent collaboration between two artists, one of whom painted the portraits, while the other created the magnificent garden landscape. The composition shows the unmistakeable influence of western perspective.
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