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Screen with European Figures (obverse) and Landscape (reverse) with Stand

Screen with European Figures (obverse) and Landscape (reverse) with Stand

1736–95

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Painted enamel, glass painting, and cast-iron stand

Painting only: 35.7 x 32.4 cm (14 1/16 x 12 3/4 in.); height with stand: 65.8 cm (25 7/8 in.); screen only: 44.3 x 47.6 x 1.5 cm (17 7/16 x 18 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.243

Description

On the obverse side of this two-sided table screen is an enamel-painted copper plaque with European figures. The image is probably derived from prints. European enamelware was introduced to China through missionary-artists at the Beijing court and foreign trade in Guangzhou. On the reverse side is a glass painting of architectural landscape in the Chinese style. At the Qing court, imperial commands made possible artistic collaboration and the incorporation of different artistic expressions in a single artwork.

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