Unidentified court artists, Qing dynasty, eighteenth century. Twelve Beauties at Leisure Painted for Prince Yinzhen (the future Emperor Yongzheng), one of a set of twelve. The paintings of twelve beauties, each dressed in Han Chinese women’s attire, decorated a screen in the prince’s study at the Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan). Each woman wears a high-collar, short robe, and long skirt underneath an overgarment (pifeng). With the exception of the skirt, the silk garments are differentiated by color, pattern, and decorative trim. Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk; H. 184 cm, W. 98 cm. Photo provided by the Palace Museum, Beijing.