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元 佚名 仕女像 軸
Portrait of a Lady

Unidentified Artist Chinese
In the style of Li Gonglin (Chinese, ca. 1041–1106)
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
14th century
Hanging scroll; ink on silk
Image: 31 × 15 in. (78.7 × 38.1 cm) Overall with mounting: 64 × 20 7/8 in. (162.6 × 53 cm) Overall with knobs: 64 × 22 3/16 in. (162.6 × 56.4 cm)
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: No artist’s inscription, signature, or seal

Other inscription on the painting

Liaoan Qingyu 了菴清欲 (1288–1363), 5 columns in running-standard script, undated; 1 seal:

Her hairpin is awry, her hair disheveled;
She is not what she seems.
And where you cannot see,
There is no fish in the basket.

Inscribed by Monk Qingyu.[1]


比丘清欲贊。 [印]: 天台沙門清欲了菴章

[1] Translation from Department records.
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA)
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