Calendar poster of a pretty woman holding a fan

Traditional Chinese portriature attaches high importance to both "likeness and spirit" manifested by precise and clean strokes. Upholding this principle, most calendar poster painters created images of beauties with a sense of restrained grace. Female garments usually reflected the life of people at that time. The lady in this poster wore a relatively traditionally-styled high-necked cheongsam. The loosely-fit cheongsam in muted colours features long and wide sleeves, concealing the feminine curves.

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