Not currently on display at the V&A

Transport of Tea by River

Painting
ca. 1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional Title清 佚名 製茶圖:船運 (published title)
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour and ink on paper
Brief Description
Transport of tea by river, from a set of 12; Pap, China, paintings and drawings
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 40cm
  • Width: 54cm
Style
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Souvenir from Canton : Chinese export paintings from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Shanghai, 2003130
Collection
Accession Number
D.355-1894

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record createdSeptember 18, 2002
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