Plaque depicting a woman reading, anonymous, c. 1770 - c. 1775

Plaque depicting a woman reading, anonymous, c. 1770 - c. 1775

copper (metal), h 37.0cm × w 48.5cm More details

A woman sits at a table reading, while two children and a servant chat with one another. The Chinese painter used typical European artistic devices –perspective and shading –to suggest depth. The draped curtain is also a stylistic element derived from Western painting.

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