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Porcelain Arriving at Canton Warehouse

Painting
1770-1790 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This painting is from a set of 24 depicting the porcelain industry in China. It shows porcelain arriving at a Canton warehouse. Europe could not produce true porcelain before the 18th century. Artists targeted paintings such as this at Europeans eager to find out the secrets of porcelain manufacture in China.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional Title清 佚名 製瓷圖:卸貨 (published title)
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour and ink on paper
Brief Description
Porcelain arriving at Canton warehouse, from set of 24; Pap, China, paintings and drawings
Physical Description
This painting is from a set of 24 depicting the porcelain industry in China. It shows porcelain arriving at a Canton warehouse. Europe could not produce true porcelain before the 18th century. Paintings such as this were targeted at Europeans eager to find out the secrets of porcelain manufacture in China.
Dimensions
  • Height: 40cm
  • Width: 60cm
Style
Subjects depicted
Summary
This painting is from a set of 24 depicting the porcelain industry in China. It shows porcelain arriving at a Canton warehouse. Europe could not produce true porcelain before the 18th century. Artists targeted paintings such as this at Europeans eager to find out the secrets of porcelain manufacture in China.
Bibliographic Reference
Souvenir from Canton : Chinese export paintings from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Shanghai, 2003116
Collection
Accession Number
E.58-1910

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record createdSeptember 26, 2002
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