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Chinese musicians
FOUR LATE-NINETEENTH-CENTURY OR EARLY-TWENTIETH-CENTURY DRAWINGS OF FEMALE CHINESE MUSICIANS PLAYING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
by an unnamed Chinese artist, in watercolour and gouche, on rice-paper, the drawings depicting four variously seated female musicians 

overall size 23.2 x 18.2cm, framed and glazed, no place or date [China, late nineteenth or early twentieth century], light discolouration to paper, a few small marks, very slight damp-staining to lower margin and tiny tear to leading edge of one drawing
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An attractive set of drawings by a Chinese artist of female musicians playing the long lute (san-hsein), dulcimer (yang ch'in), transverse flute (ti-tzi) and, apparently, a form of straight trumpet.

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