Chinese collection

Item LL 8821

Accession no: LL 8821
Object type: Reverse Painting on Glass
Name: Portrait of a lady in mauve
Materials: Paint on glass
Place made: Guangzhou (Canton), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong, c. 1760
Measurements: H. 36.2 cm, W. 30.2 cm

Description: Reverse painting on glass, one of a pair (to LL 8822); with a standing portrait of an elegant Chinese lady in a gold embroidered mauve dress and rich hair ornaments, holding a Ju-i (ruyi 'as-you-wish'). Frame in an English style, moulded and gilt.

Bought from Frank Partridge, 5 March 1918, £20 (for a pair of Chinese paintings; LL 8821 & LL 8822, which have been sent to The Hill), gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922. LLAG Invoice file No. 87.