Apr 6, 2015

China FDC on "Painting of Beauties with Fan in Hand"

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Painting of Beauties with Fan in Hand

Date of Issue : 22 March 2015

The 'Painting of Beauties with Fan in Hand' is a coloured silk scroll painting, measuring 33.7cm by 204.8cm, currently in the collection the Palace Museum. The painting bears no signature of the creator, but it is said to be attributable to Zhou Fang in late Tang Dynasty. This painting depicts 13 imperial concubines and maids, who sit idly with a fan in hand, seem ready to play strings, doll themselves up in front of mirror, do embroidery, or rest idly while waving a fan.

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