The Chinese Gentleman

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Comment | 1 comment

Extract from “Memoirs of an Australian Woman” by Cecily Crozier. The painting was charming. A nude, simply standing in front of a most beautiful curtain. It was rose coloured silk, embroided with silver and gold leaves and flowers and birds in vibrant colours, it was a magnificent piece of hand embroidery. I was so taken with it I asked the painter Peter Armitage its provenance. He told me that a Chinese friend of his had asked him to paint a nude standing in front of it. I felt...

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