A Lady Viewing a Painting

Gai Qi, whose ancestors hailed from present-day Xinjiang, was a Muslim, who later resided in the Songjiang area or present-day Shanghai. He was also known as Boyun and Qixiang or by sobriquets such as Yuhu Shanren and Yuhu Waishi. He especially excelled at painting beautiful women.This painting shows Gai Qi's trademark style of depicting women. It shows the idealised Chinese beauty of the artist's time - the fine, soft strokes that outline the ladies' face, body and fingers. The detailed rendition of the hair and garment completes this image of idealised beauty.

Artist Name
Gai Qi
Date/Period
Late 18th-first quarter of 19th century
Region
China
Dimension
Image size: L247.0 x W47.0 cm
Accession No.
2001-02748
Material
Chinese ink and colour on paper
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
From the Xiang Xue Zhuang Collection in memory of Dr Tan Tsze Chor
Category
Paintings

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