Title A Book of Famous and Beautiful Chinese Ladies from all Antiquities [Accordion Book with Hand-Painted Portraits on Silk]
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Seller ID 1854595
Minor loss from edges of title label on front board. Wooden boards, carved Chinese character within a circle on front board, along with paper title label. A collection of ten color portraits of Chinese ladies handpainted on silk, mounted on sturdier backing paper, and bound in the accordion style popular for such publications of Eastern art. Each portrait captioned with a brief biographical sketch in both Chinese and English. Subjects include: Chang Li Hua; Mu-Lan; Wu Chiang-Hsien; Yang Yu-Huan; Ch'eng I-Nin; An Honorable Maid of the Tang Dynasty; Su Hui; Hua Jui Fu Jen; Hsi Shih; Li-Chuan.