Anglo-Chinese School
Lot 266*
Anglo-Chinese School
Sold for £15,535 (US$ 25,170) inc. premium

Lot Details
Anglo-Chinese School
Anglo-Chinese School
An album of 16 watercolours of birds including Cissa erythrorhyncha (Red-billed Blue Magpie), Leithrix lutea (Red-billed Leiothrix or Pekin Robin), Chrysolophus pictus (Golden Pheasant), Lophura nycthemera (Silver Pheasant) and Streptopelia orientalis (Eastern Turtle Dove), pencil and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic, watermarked ‘J. Whatman/1805’, all stamped ‘Berkshire Athenaeum’ on verso, tipped-in on 16 sheets, modern calf-backed boards, lettered on spine ‘Chinese Birds’, folio (648 by 546mm., images 369 by 470mm. and smaller), [nineteenth century]

Footnotes

  • This album is an example of the work produced by Chinese artists for the western market, and contains watercolours of exotic birds, some of which are identifiable as Chinese species. The artist has, occasionally, used the elements of a number of different birds to produce a particular illustration. This means an accurate identification is not always possible, although the birds include known plumages and have familiar body shapes and stances.

    Provenance: Berkshire Athenaeum.

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