Pair of Chinese Export European Subject Reverse Paintings on Glass, 18th Century
Pair of Chinese Export European Subject Reverse Paintings on Glass, 18th Century
Pair of Chinese Export European Subject Reverse Paintings on Glass, 18th Century

Period of QIANLONG QING (1736-1795)

Pair of Chinese Export European Subject Reverse Paintings on Glass, 18th Century

c. 1780 China

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Pair of Chinese export European subject reverse paintings on glass, each painted with a lady bathing at the side of the river with her feet below the water line, one with her washing her feet, the other with the lady drying her hair beside rockwork and plants and each with a peeping Tom, hiding behind rockwork or trees.

Total length 11 ¾ inches x 14 inches, 29.9 cm x 39.5 cm.

Qianlong, circa 1780


• Formerly in a European private collection. • A Chinese porcelain famille rose export plate of similar subject dates to circa 1740 from the collection of A. Salgueiro Baptista, Lisbon is illustrated by Franҫois and Nicole Hervouét and Yves Bruneau in The Porcelain of the East India Company, 1986, no. 7.78, p. 169. • These paintings are taken after a European print which would have been sent to Canton in the 18th century.
Dimensions
Height 39.50 cm (15.55 inches)
Width 29.90 cm (11.77 inches)
Depth 3.00 cm (1.18 inches)
Stock Code
R8342
Medium
In original Chinese gilt wood frames, with a Chinese character on the frame and on the back panel.
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