Description & Technical information

Publication: Possibly Canton or Shanghai
Framed and glazed

Very impressive large scale watercolours of Chinese scenes, presumably executed for the Western market by an anonymous master and depicting internal and external views of a house. This type of export watercolours is usually found in a much smaller format; due to their very delicate nature, it is very uncommon to find examples of such size as the present group, and with the colouring still very fresh.

Description and Bibliographical references: Two watercolours on paper, 95 x 166 cm each; marginal tears, some minor restoration, light occasional marginal waterstains. Framed and glazed. Overall dimensions: 101 x 171 cm.

Date:  1820
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  China
Medium: Watercolour
Dimensions: 101 x 171 cm (39³/₄ x 67³/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art, Paintings, Drawings & Prints