Lady in Red, Silk Scroll, 42" x 72"
The woman is dressed in an elaborate headdress and robe. Embroidered on her sash is a crane, a symbol for immortality. The headdress indicates that she probably held a high position at the court.
This scroll was one of four donated to the Library in 1962 by Mrs. James A. Thomas. The other three, one depicting an elderly man, another a group setting, and the third calligraphy, also hang in the Thomas Room.
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