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(Chinese, 1682–c. 1765)
Album leaf, ink and light color on paper
Image: 11.2 x 13.1 cm (4 7/16 x 5 3/16 in.); Album, closed: 15 x 18.5 cm (5 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)
Edwin R. and Harriet Pelton Perkins Memorial Fund 1982.68.11
The figure in pink is playing a qin, a seven-stringed zither. The sound of the musical instrument symbolizes the harmony between humanity and nature; literati are often depicted playing qin in landscape settings.
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