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A Gusu Beauty Hiding in a Swedish Chest

As lamented in the previous entry of this blog, my claim to fame, as far as Gusu Beauties was concerned, was shaken. However, it has recently been given an enormous boost from a most unexpected object. A few months ago … Continue reading

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Gusu Beauties, tentative dating of the prints

The earliest Suzhou prints of the largest size, roughly around 100×50 cm, are landscapes and can be dated to the 1730s. The earliest dated print is from 1734, the Encyclopaedic View of Jobs in the City (Sanbai liushi hangtu), illustrated … Continue reading

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West Lake print

In the previous posting I dared a dating of Qianlong-Jiaqing period for the West Lake print, but if I had taken the slightest effort to look up the most obvious building, Louwailou 樓外樓, in the middle bottom of the print, … Continue reading

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