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Painting - A Fortune Teller

A Fortune Teller

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Guangzhou (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.127-1898

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This painting of a fortune teller 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.

Physical description

This painting is from a set of 100 depicting different trades and occupations in Canton. It shows a fortune teller. Paintings such as this were made for Europeans eager to find out more about China and her people.

Place of Origin

Guangzhou (made)

Date

ca. 1790 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 36 cm, Width: 46 cm

Descriptive line

A fortune teller, from the Puqua set; Pap, China, paintings and drawings

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

no.183
Souvenir from Canton : Chinese export paintings from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Shanghai, 2003

Production Note

Reputedly by Puqua

Subjects depicted

硯; 男子; 傘; 筆; 紅纓帽; 卜人; 案; 坐 (人體姿勢); 椅; 拆字

Categories

Paintings

Collection

East Asia Collection

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