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Attributed to Wu Tao Tzu, Chinese
Portrait of Emperor T'ai Tsung, 18th c.
Paint on Silk
44 7/8 in. x 23 1/16 in. (113.98 cm x 58.58 cm)


Object Type: Scroll
Technique: Brushwork
Period: Ch'ing Dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Bacon Pettus
Accession Number: PE31


Alternate Title: Scholar

Bibliography
Cahill, p.1498? - in bruce's notes.

Commentary
On outside of scroll, in pencil: Tang: Portrait of T'ai Tung Tang Dynasty Emperor.

Marks
Signature in the lower left corner of the robe. Strip of silk with an inscription naming the title and "Wu Tao Tzu" afixed to the mounting at the upper right edge of the painting.

Medium
Colored paints on silk with a light tan silk brocade mounting.

Object Description
Vertical hanging scroll of an aristocratic male figure in profile to the left. The man is pictured in an exterior setting. Tang style.

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