Chinese collection

Item LL 8819

Accession no: LL 8819
Object type: Reverse Painting on Glass
Name: A lady reading a book
Materials: Paint on glass
Place made: Guangzhou (Canton), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing, c. 1815
Measurements: H. 29 cm, W. 44 cm

Description: Reverse painting on glass, one of set of four (with LL 8817, LL 8818 & LL 8820). Boudoir scene with a young lady in a negligee seated on a red lacquer day-bed, leaning her arm on a gilded table and reading a book. On the table, a selection of precious objects and books. Window on the right and an open view to the rear. Original Chinese frame, carved and gilt.

Bought from Frank Partridge, 5 March 1918, £100 (for the set of four; LL 8817, LL 8818, LL 8819 and LL 8820, which have been sent to The Hill), gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922. LLAG Invoice file No. 87.