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Chinese watercolor on paper painting, mounted on silk, mounted on paper scroll, depicting a courtesan holding a writing implement, and seated on a boulder under a prunus tree with a monkey sitting behind her. Red stamp lower right. Old postage labels en verso. Image – 30 1/4" H x 9 1/8" W. Overall – 78" H x 12 5/8" W. Probably Qing Dynasty, late 19th/early 20th century. CONDITION: Scattered losses and insect damage to paper, mostly in sky area. Water stains and foxing in sky area and below figure. Several creases to image. Foxing and creases to paper support and 5" vertical tear near top.