Woman by a window beneath a wutong tree

Yu Ming Chinese

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Yu Ming, nephew of Yu Yuan, made this painting in response to a poem by his uncle. A slender woman leans languidly on the ledge of an open window by a wutong tree. Unlike some of the other paintings of women, this one carries a clear erotic tinge.

Woman by a window beneath a wutong tree, Yu Ming (Chinese, 1884–1935), Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on paper, China

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