Talk:The Princess from the Land of Porcelain

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File:James McNeill Whistler - La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine - brighter.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:James McNeill Whistler - La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine - brighter.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on July 21, 2013. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2013-07-22. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. Thanks! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:15, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

The Princess from the Land of Porcelain
The Princess from the Land of Porcelain is a painting completed by American-born artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler between 1863 and 1865. Depicting model Christine Spartali, an "Anglo-Greek beauty whom all the artists of the day were clamoring to paint", in a kimono, the painting was influenced by Japanese woodblock maker Kitagawa Utamaro and the French chinoiserie stylings. Since 1919 it has been held at the Freer Gallery of Art as part of the Peacock Room (another of Whistler's designs).Painting: James Abbott McNeill Whistler; edit: Papa Lima Whiskey 2

"Notes" paragraph[edit]

There are far too many mistakes in the French for these to be accurate quotes from the source, or for me to try to fix them sight unseen. Need to be checked and corrected. Awien (talk) 23:33, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

  • Awien: Unless you're on a phone, I can't imagine how you couldn't open this. There were two mistakes (one additional word and one forgetten "i") not in the original. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:42, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
Those excerpts don't contain these quotes, and I may be dim, but I can't find them. Awien (talk) 23:52, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
  • That's because the link didn't change after I changed the search term (darned Google). There, only one occurrence. The second quote is seven lines after that. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:56, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
I also can't figure out how to edit the notes myself to add the second f to souffle, but otherwise my doubts are resolved. Thanks for your help, Awien (talk) 00:04, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
"Soufle" in the original is the kind of typo one corrects silently. Awien (talk) 01:09, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm just going to add [sic] to that, as I'd consider that a significant change. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:52, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Fair enough. Thanks! Awien (talk) 09:27, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Not Kimono ?[edit]

Land of Porcelain is China, and the thin silk dress is a Chinese style dress (influenced during late Tang dynasty by southern Asian clothing such as Indian), as opposed to kimono, which tend to be thicker for the colder climate of Japan. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:55, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

The dark, grey-green garment is definitely a kimono, which is wrapped and v-necked, and not what the daxiushan image shows, a constructed garment with a straight-across neckline. What the apricot over-garment is called I don't know. Hope this helps. Awien (talk) 21:10, 22 July 2013 (UTC)