Chinese School, Early 19th Century River Landscape with Chinese Domestic Scene.
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2786B
- Date / Time :
- March 01, 2015 10:00AM
Chinese School, Early 19th Century
River Landscape with Chinese Domestic Scene. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, depicting figures engaged in various pursuits, several types of river vessels, wooden structures, and a stone bridge with three arched openings, and mountainous landscape beyond, 27 x 37 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Lined, retouch including to two repaired tears.
Note: In The Decorative Arts of the China Trade, pp. 158-59, Carl Crossman writes about paintings like the present work, "the fact that paintings of this size and subject matter were done for traders illustrates the westerners' overwhelming interest in the depiction of various facets of Chinese domestic life... western traders obviously enjoyed having a fragment of the Chinese way of life permanently recorded in the paintings they purchased to take to the West."
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