Gouache entitled 'Finishing the Coiffure', made in China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng Period (1723-35)
59 x 38 in
C.T. Loo, dealer; from whom purchased by John Sparks Ltd.; from whom purchased by Sir William Burrell, 13 January 1936, £100; by whom gifted to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, 1944.
Connoisseur, January 1936, No.cdxiii, illus. p.vi, as ‘The Morning Toilet’, advertisement for an exhibition held by John Sparks in conjunction with C.T.Loo of Paris, 7-25 January 1936.
Bluett & Sons, Sales Day Book
Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd., Sale Book
Sir William Burrell, Purchase Book 1936, p.1: ‘An old Chinese painting on silk "Finishing the Coiffure". Ming Dynasty 1368-1644AD. 4'11" high x 3ft 2" wide’.