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Chinese giraffe painting photograph and letter, mounted to art folder

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ppc_532_b06_f103_001

Chinese giraffe painting photograph and letter, mounted to art folder

1917-05-11

Mixed media

Mixed media

15 x 10.25 in

Art; Drawing and Painting; Gift - F.A. Lucas collection; May 11, 1917. Dear Dr. Lucas, According to Mr. Bahr, the Chinese painting is at the latest an early Sung production (960-1280 A.D). That seems to me impossible and after seeing the Persian...in the Morgan Library, which also includes a painting of a giraffe, I am convinced that the Chinese painting falls within the Ming period - that is, not over three or four hundred years old, or five at the most. Sincerely yours, C.R. Eastman; stamped: "7104"

New York, New York state, United States

ppc_532

AMNH Library authority record: Akeley Hall of African Mammals

American Museum of Natural History Research Library

Information on rights available at the repository

Lucas, F. A.

American Museum of Natural History

Collection

Citation

Clark, James L. (James Lippitt), 1883-1969 (artist), “Chinese giraffe painting photograph and letter, mounted to art folder,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed September 19, 2020, https://lbry-web-007.amnh.org/digital/items/show/8482.