Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American (active England), 1834 - 1903
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Lange Leizen, which is the Dutch term for "Long Ladies," is the name applied to blue-and-white Chinese porcelain decorated with images of slender women. Whistler's interest in East Asian art can be seen here in the accessories surrounding the model, many of which are based on his own art collection.