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Watercolor, man beating hand drum, England?, 19th c.

Watercolor, man beating hand drum, England?, 19th c.


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Watercolor: Pre 1900: Item # 414892

Please refer to our stock # 10299 when inquiring.
  
$ 100

Page from an album. Illustration in Chinese style (chinoiserie) of a young Chinese man beating a small drum with a stick. The shades on his clothes and face done in tiny dots, like in an etching. Black ink and watercolors on Western paper in Chinese style. French or English? Early 19th century.
The style of this watercolor refers to the small Chinese paintings on rice paper or extremely fine silk, done in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Measurements: 15 5/8 x 11 ¾ inches (40.2 x 30 cm).
Basically in good condition, fresh colors: left margin with binding holes and slightly folded, center fold, mounted at upper margin (traces of glue coming through), few thin areas. In mat.