Not currently on display at the V&A

An Umbrella Mender

Painting
ca. 1790 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This painting is from a set of 100 depicting different trades and occupations in Canton. It shows an umbrella mender. Artists made such paintings for Europeans eager to find out more about China and her people.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolur and ink on paper
Brief Description
An umbrella mender, from the Puqua set; Pap, China, paintings and drawings
Physical Description
This painting is from a set of 100 depicting different trades and occupations in Canton. It shows an umbrella mender. Paintings such as this were made for Europeans eager to find out more about China and her people.
Dimensions
  • Height: 36cm
  • Width: 46cm
Style
Production
Reputedly by Puqua
Subjects depicted
Summary
This painting is from a set of 100 depicting different trades and occupations in Canton. It shows an umbrella mender. Artists made such paintings for Europeans eager to find out more about China and her people.
Bibliographic Reference
Souvenir from Canton : Chinese export paintings from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Shanghai, 2003140
Collection
Accession Number
D.62-1898

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record createdNovember 12, 2003
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