Feb 20, 2020

Screen with European Figures (obverse)

Screen with European Figures (obverse)


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Painted enamel, glass painting, and cast-iron stand

Without base: 65.8 x 32.4 cm (25 7/8 x 12 3/4 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.243.1.a

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The image is probably derived from European prints, which were popular in the Qing court.


This two-sided table screen is an enamel-painted copper plaque with European figures. European enamelware was introduced to China through missionary-artists at the Beijing court and foreign trade in Guangzhou.

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