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Asian Art

Reading a Text on the Back of a Buffalo

ca. 1861

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

with rollers: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
without mounting: 51 3/4 × 26 in. (131.45 × 66.04 cm)
with mounting: 91 × 32 1/2 in. (231.14 × 82.55 cm)
Katharine Ordway Collection
1980.13.36
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Yamanaka and Co. Inc., New York; Katharine Ordway (1899–1979) Collection, Weston, Conn.; bequest in 1980 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Lesley K. Baier, The Katharine Ordway Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 114, no. 93.

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