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Still Life  after Miao Jiahui 繆嘉

Still Life after Miao Jiahui 繆嘉

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1930: Item # 1481257

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This is a 20th century hand painted on silk and traditionally scroll mounted homage the artist, Miao Jiahui a female painter who was the official personal artist to the Qing Dynasty Empress Dowager Cixi, Depicting chrysanthemums in vases and flower pots, there is a poem in the upper left hand corner translates roughly as “The late king likes to sleep in the garden of the chrysanthemums/ The tall vase is shaped by its surroundings/ Common eyes fear not because the autumn wind and sickness/ Friendship pays for coolness outside the body/ Chat with officials and meet in secret/This should only have the same flavor as the king/ I want to be like you” The poem is rather oblique with many veiled political meanings. H: 139cm/59in and W: 77cm/30. Mounted dimensions L: 2.4m/94.5in and W: 94cm/37in.