Chinese collection

Item LL 8824

Accession no: LL 8824
Object type: Reverse Painting on Glass
Name: A Western gentleman standing in front of a river scene
Materials: Paint on glass
Place made: Guangzhou (Canton), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong, c. 1760
Measurements: H. 45 cm, W. 33.5 cm

Description: Reverse painting on glass with a mirrored background. Portrait of a Western gentleman dressed in a rich embroidered waistcoat and a dark blue frock coat standing in front of a river scene. Nearby a pheasant; waters, trees and forest in the distance. English style moulded wood frame mounted on pale blue velvet.

Provenance
Bought from Arthur Edwards, 59-61 Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square, London, 27 May 1918, £15, gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922. Purchase with European glass paintngs. LLAG Invoice file No. 86.