Chinese collection

Item LL 8815

Accession no: LL 8815
Object type: Reverse Painting on Glass
Name: Domestic scene with a lady smoking opium and a boy playing around
Materials: Paint on glass and watercolour on paper
Place made: Guangzhou (Canton), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing, c. 1815
Measurements: H. 29 cm, W. 44 cm

Description: Reverse painting on glass and watercolour on paper mounted on board, one of a pair (to LL 8816). Lady in a parlour, holding an opium pipe and a bird, accompanied by a boy playing with another bird. Glass broken. Original English frame, moulded and gilt.

Provenance
Bought from Frank Partridge, 5 March 1918, £20 (for a pair of Chinese paintings; LL 8815 & LL 8816, which have been sent to The Hill), gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922. LLAG Invoice file No. 87.