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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
TitleAn Umbrella Mender (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Watercolur and ink on paper
Brief description
Painting, 'An Umbrella Mender', watercolour and inks on paper, Puqua, Guangzhou, China, ca.1790
Physical description
Rectangular painting, the central figure in black sits beside an open umrella, propped up on a htree-legged stand, one of 100 showing Chinese artizans and tradesmen engaged in their occupations
Dimensions
  • Height: 36cm
  • Width: 46cm
Style
Object history
Purchased from Parsons & Sons, accessioned in 1898. This acquisition information reflects that found in the Asia Department registers, as part of a 2022 provenance research project.
This painting is from a set of 100 depicting different trades and occupations in Canton. Paintings such as this were made for Europeans eager to find out more about China and her people.
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, 2003 140
Collection
Accession number
D.62-1898

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Record createdNovember 12, 2003
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