Face Screen in painted silk. C.1790.
is a beautifully painted screen. The flowers are botanically correct and
shaded so both the delicacy and movement are hinted at. It is very much
in the Chinese form and probably painted in
The art of painting on silk was perfected in China and much
appreciated by the Europeans when they embraced this newly encountered
culture in the 18th century.
handle is in bone and unfortunately broken.
The silk is stretched on a wire hoop. The silk is semi transparent allowing
the painting to show from both sides.
UK, China ; Circa: 1790 ; Materials:
silk and bone.
Size: Screen 25.5 cm
wide by 25.5 cm; handle 5cm long: 10 inches wide by 10 inches;
handle 2 inches.
refer to the above photographs for details of condition.