This work is based on the poem “Beauties on an Outing” by the famous Tang poet Du Fu, who described therein the opulent beauty of noble ladies from the states of Qin, Han, and Guo. The figures of the ladies here are plump and their faces done with white makeup. The horses are muscular as the ladies proceed on horseback in a leisurely and carefree manner. In fact, all the figures and horses, as well as the clothing, hairstyles, and coloring method, are in the Tang dynasty style. A late Northern Song copy of a Tang rendition on this subject by the Painting Academy (“Copy of Zhang Xuan’s ‘Spring Outing of Lady Guo’”) is very similar in composition to this painting. Though this work bears no seal or signature of the artist, later connoisseurs attributed it as coming from the hand of Li Gonglin (perhaps because he specialized in figures and horses). However, judging from the style here, it was completed probably sometime after the Southern Song period.
The creativity of this item is inspired by National Palace Museum's collection, "Beauties on an Outing, Li Gong-lin".
The picture has gone through high resolution image processing and professional color management, and been printed on the high-quality art paper to reproduce the original warm texture and delicate colors.
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