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Chinese School | Album of watercolour drawings of flowers, birds, fruit, figures and landscapes, nineteenth century

Chinese School | Album of watercolour drawings of flowers, birds, fruit, figures and landscapes, nineteenth century

Chinese School | Album of watercolour drawings of flowers, birds, fruit, figures and landscapes, nineteenth century

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Album of watercolour drawings of flowers, birds, fruit, figures and landscapes. China, nineteenth century


Folio (410 x 295mm.), 100 watercolour and gouache drawings, contemporary Chinese embroidered blue silk binding, front free endpaper loose, light marginal toning and foxing, binding somewhat frayed at edges, minor loss of fabric to head and foot of spine and corners, faded stain to outer edge of upper cover


EXCEPTIONAL WATERCOLOURS IN AN EMBROIDERED SILK BINDING.


An impressive album of diverse watercolours depicting floral bouquets, portraits, figural scenes, topographical views, ornithological and entomological drawings and still lifes by a number of Chinese artists.


There are figural scenes, including processions, professions and portraits (61), landscapes with views of treaty ports and junks (18), flowers and bouquets (8), birds and insects (6), non-figural scenes (3), fruit (2) and shells (2).

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