Tag Archives: Gusu Beauties

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 prints in Esterházy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria

My believed supremacy as hoarder of the largest collection of the type of Suzhou prints referred to as Gusu Beauties earlier in this blog, has been shattered. It was Diana Długosz-Jasińska, a Master of Arts in the field of Conservation … 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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