A Chinese Lady in a Red Dress Resting on a Couch Before an Open Window

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Depiction of a Chinese lady with a walled garden on her right. On her left are two birds of paradise (or similar) with multicoloured plumage. Beside the couch are two tiny shoes for bound feet.

Wellcome Collection



A Chinese Lady in a Red Dress Resting on a Couch Before an Open Window


19th C (?)


gouache on canvas laid down on paper


H 31 x W 42.7 cm

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presumed to be part of the collection formed by Henry S. Wellcome

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