18 June 2002
CHINESE EXPORT CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART
YOUQUA (ACTIVE 1840-1870)
An album of ten studies of exotic fruit, vegetables and flowers
bodycolour on pith paper
each leaf 7½ x 10½ in. (19 x 26.7 cm.), original silk covers, stamped Youqua Painter, Old Street, No.34
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For a discussion on pith paper paintings, see C. L. Crossmann, The Decorative Arts of the China Trade, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1991, pp.200-202, and colour plate 70 and pls. 105 and 106 for examples of Youqua's pith paper work and label.
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