- Court Lady
- Date of creation
- late 17th – early 18th c.
- Far East
- etching watercolor embossing
- Indian ink paper
- Dimensions (height x width, cm)
- 29.3 x 24.4
- album sheet
- genre art
- Purchased from a private individual
- Zolochiv Castle (Chinese Palace)
Information about author
The image of a woman in a long blue dress is turned three quarters to the left. From the woman's left shoulder falls a wide ribbon of dark pink color, which is tied in the form of a large bow on the woman's right thigh. In the right hand, the woman holds a mimosa branch, and in her left hand, there is a fan in the form of a palm leaf. The woman's hair is gathered in a smooth hairstyle. On the left side of her head, there’s a butterfly hairpin. The etching comes from the album "Chinese Customs and National Costumes", which includes 60 images of Chinese people engaged in various activities. Each image is accompanied by an explanation in German; some of them are written in French. In the eighteenth century, artists in Canton (Guangzhou) in southern China created such paintings for Europeans seeking to learn more about China and its people.
In the lower right corner there is a calligraphic inscription "Pu-Qua.Canton. Delin." made in Indian ink. In the lower right corner there is an inscription "Dadley.London.Sculpt ". There is a number "26" in the upper right corner.