Painting A dance in the garden

Sg0036 Album Slik 13
Painting A dance in the garden


Sg0036 Album Slik 13
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The twelfth painting an album of Chinese paintings of the everyday lives of court ladies, showing ladies dancing in the garden under lush roses and chatting secretly in their rooms. (NVS)

Place of manufacture: Canton (Guangdong 廣東 )
Material description: paper from Tetrapanex papyrifera (tongcao 通草) tree, silk
Manufacturing technique: gouache, watercolour
Dimensions: height: 26 cm, length: 37 cm
Inscription: 向詩酒琴棋客. (first two characters are not visible) 花雪月天. Xiang shi jiu qin qi ke. Hua xue yue tian. (Poetry, wine, musical instruments, chess and guests. Flowers, snow, moon and sky.)
No. of parts: the twelfth of twelve paintings
Current owner: Slovene Ethnographic Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1965
Last acquisition method: donation
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Ivan Skušek, Jr. and Tsuneko Kondō Kawase - Marija Skušek, National Museum of Slovenia, Slovene Ethnographic Museum
Object condition, handling and damage: The edges of the page are slightly torn.
History of exhibition: Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana, 31. 8. 2006–3. 9. 2007 (exhibition Srečevanja s Kitajsko: 200 let slovenskih odkrivanj kitajske kulture [Encounters with China: 200 years of Slovenian discovery of Chinese culture])

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