Rare China Trade Portrait of a Western Woman
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Rare and desirable China Trade oil on canvas portrait of a western woman, Canton China, ca. 1850. This portrait retains its original frame and framer's label (label indeciferable). This painting has the unmistakable tiny crackelure that is distinct to China Trade paintings. This portrait is museum quality with one old professional repair to the bottom right. Period China Trade portraits, especially of women are rare because traveling to China in the 19th century was a long and perilous journey. Brave was the woman who traveled to the Far East to sit for this portrait. Unfortunately we have no infomation on the identity of the fair young woman depicted here.
We acquired this painting from a Massachussetts collector. Please see our detailed photos by clicking on the photo above.
Dimensions: 18" x 20"