Poem for Princess Murat’s Portrait • 1927

Princess Achille Murat

I haven’t seen beauty since very long.

Now I paint the Princess Murat in her Chinese Library

in her Chinese costume lying on her sofa.

Strange it is to me no voice, no colors like

flying. This makes me happily remember Known

and Look (two masters who live in Song Dynasty) poem:

She with the beauty of art in a western palace

Her costume with original colours, Chinese.

Since I came to Europe, keeping Chinese eyes is


She the only one here that makes me remember

China…………….and now I can follow

the wind………now I can travel in Tong

in Sung