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Chinese Export Fine Art Heritage from the Thirteen Hongs
2014-July-10 Source: Newsgd.com
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Shell Carving Pendant with the Design of Christ’s Life Story, Qing Dynasty

Export Painting

Chinese Export painting appeared and became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, centering in the Thirteen Hongs of Guangzhou (now Culture Park). In order to cater for the taste of Western fashion of “Chinese Taste”, Chinese painters took the Western pigment and technique to paint natural scenery and custom of China and sold to the foreigners who came to China. There were different kinds of Chinese export paintings , such as oil on canvas ,oil on ivory ,oil on glass , watercolor on gouache , watercolor on paper and line drawing, etc.

Manuscript of American Factories and Figures by George Chinnery

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