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Painting - Transport of Tea by River

Transport of Tea by River

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Guangzhou (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.355-1894

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This painting is from a set of 12 depicting the tea industry in China. It shows tea being transported by river. China was the sole supplier of tea to the entire world before about 1750. Artists targeted paintings such as this at Europeans eager to find out how tea was grown and processed in China.

Physical description

This painting is from a set of 12 depicting the tea industry in China. It shows tea being transported by river. China was the sole supplier of tea to the entire world before the mid 18th century. Paintings such as this were targeted at Europeans eager to find out how tea was grown and processed in China.

Place of Origin

Guangzhou (made)

Date

ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 40 cm, Width: 54 cm

Descriptive line

Transport of tea by river, from a set of 12; Pap, China, paintings and drawings

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

130
Souvenir from Canton : Chinese export paintings from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Shanghai, 2003

Subjects depicted

茶; River; 運輸 (舟楫); 船夫; 出貨; Boat; 筏

Categories

Paintings

Collection

East Asia Collection

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