As subjects in Chinese paintings, women appear in numerous guises—from deities and mothers to court ladies and courtesans. The goal of figure painting in East Asia was not the celebration of the human form, as it was in Western art, but the presentation of paragons of wisdom and virtue whose noble deeds and lofty attainments might inspire emulation. A careful examination of the pictorial details in this painting rewards the viewer with a wealth of visual information to help in its interpretation. A conversation piece for sure and a must have for those who appreciate fine art. Purchase yours today as a gift for yourself or a loved one.