Deities, emperors, ladies, and literati figure painting of the Ming and Qing dynasties by Alice R. M. Hyland

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StatementAlice R.M. Hyland.
ContributionsBirmingham Museum of Art.
LC ClassificationsND1293.C6 H95 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p. :
Number of Pages96
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Open LibraryOL2379542M
LC Control Number87008068

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