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David C. Graham Collection

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All scrolls are the same size, and lined made with the same material. All scrolls are also lined with the same cloth, of intricate black designs and bits of bright green, navy blue and bright red color. Cloth borders edge about 2.9 cm, the pictures them selves measure 76 cm in length and 24.3 cm in length. There is a scroll for winter, spring, summer and autumn. #1 winter scroll has a women dressed in a dark blue dress with flower (rose) detail in navy blue and black; 1 rose with white detail, and three red tassels at the bottom of dress; puffy feathered collar. She is standing inside a living room next to a table and red lamp with blue and green shade. There are a small amount of bangs coming from the middle of her head, brushing her eyebrow line. She wears navy blue shoes. #2 spring scroll has a woman is wearing a dress with orange/yellow sleeves. The dress is long, and is gray/black and brown in color. She is standing in an interior, on a checkered floor. Here hair is pulled back and she had a small amount of bangs coming down from the middle of her head. She is wearing black shoes. #3 summer scroll shows a woman dressed in a yellow decorated pull over top of a dress or skirt. Bottom half is gray in color and has bottom decoration of elaborate blue circles. She is wearing white shoes with one row of black and white slippers on each shoe, with white stockings. She is standing in a bedroom; bed has brass frame, bedspread is pink, and there is green wicker furniture behind her, along with a dresser and mirror; floor is maroon. #4 autumn scroll has a woman dressed in a heavily decorated satin dress, colors are blue and peach. Dress looks traditional. She is wearing yellow slippers with blue detail. She is standing on a rug in what appears to be the sitting room or living room next to a brick fire place. The furniture is red/maroon and there is a white tea set behind her, with a book shelf in the background. She also has bangs in similar style-but more full over forehead. All women are different. Each scroll has black string or twine of some sort attached to top of scroll for closing purposes and to hang/display Accession File states: "Four small scrolls. Typical of the Chinese ideals of beauty. They represent the cloths worn by a beautiful woman in spring, summer, autumn, and winter." Index card on Scrolls states: "1930's representation of women."


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Cloth, Paper, Wood, String

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Dr. David Crockett Graham


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