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Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks  1864

by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Oil on canvas, 36 3/4 x 24 1/8 inches (93.3 x 61.3 cm) [br] Philadelphia Museum of Art John G. Johnson Collection, 1917 Label: Lange Leizen, which is the Dutch term for "Long Ladies," is the name applied to blue-and-white Chinese porcelain decorated with images of slender women. Whistler's interest in East Asian art can be seen here in the accessories surrounding th...
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