"...copied with wonderful fidelity..." China Trade Paintings on Glass for America,[masked]
China trade reverse painting on glass was a popular art form for the American market. These paintings document literary, symbolic and historical images in a difficult, but radiant, material.
Author and curator William Sargent of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA will present an illustrated lecture explaining the origins and techniques of reverse paintings on glass. He will investigate the presence of Chinese eglomisé paintings in the colonial period and the exportation of iconic American images in the Federal period, and later. Mr. Sargent will provide the context for reverse paintings on glass by source images, national pride and the display of these paintings in American homes.
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