London, South Kensington
14 November 2002
An export reverse glass painting
depicting Venus and Cupid after a drawing by R.Westall -- 13¾in. x 17¾in. (35cms x 45cms), (slight rubbing), gilt wood frame.
See the similar reverse glass painting, illustrated by M.Jourdain and R.Soame Jenyns, 'Chinese Export Art in the Eighteenth Century', 1967, fig.68, p.108, where the authors explain the original engraving was by R.A Meadows after a drawing by R.Westall, R.A, made in 1794.
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