Watering tea plants, about 1850
On view March 14, 2009 to November 22, 2014
Located in the: Asian Export Art: Works on Paper Gallery
Through delicate works on paper and other select objects, explore four essential motifs Westerners often associate with China -- fish, silk, tea, bamboo. Each was cultivated for artistic expression as well as profit. All helped shape the emerging concept of the Middle Kingdom in 18th-century Europe.
Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.
Portrait of a woman in the Chinese Imperial Court, about 1730
Peabody Essex Museum