A pair of paintings of Chinese women accompanied by pipes and pets
A pair of paintings of Chinese women accompanied by pipes and pets

CHINESE SCHOOL (18th Century )

A pair of paintings of Chinese women accompanied by pipes and pets

18th century China

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Each of the subjects is depicted beside a latticework shutter, as if at a window, with flowering shrubs and birds beyond; each wears a fur-lined robe and flower-bedecked headdress, and holds up a long tobacco pipe. One is accompanied by a small dog, the other by a green-eyed cat. The subjects are placed within painted trompe-l’oeil frames of differing design. These unusual pictures are precursors perhaps of the more standardized ‘beauties’, painted in oils, which were exported in the middle years of the nineteenth century.
Dimensions
Height 80.00 cm (31.50 inches)
Width 59.00 cm (23.23 inches)
Stock Code
VH702
Medium
Gouache on paper
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