Plates, puppets, clothing and brocades by Various artists

Four Japanese puppets of a seated Emperor, a seated Empress, a Warrior and a Genius of Sake, Two Imani plates, Lady's Coat or Tunic, a Mandarin's Skirt and Coat and samples of Japanese brocades some of which are currently missing from the collection.

Details

Acquired in:
1947
Bequeathed by:
W B Sutherland through The Art Fund

Part of a collection of works of art, which includes specimens of Japanese and Chinese porcelain, Siamese and Japanese metalwork, Chinese and Japanese lacquer work, Japanese puppets, Chinese, Japanese and Siamese textiles and various books, bequeathed by the late Mr. W. B. Sutherland to his wife and offered by her to the Art Fund, which distributed them amongst twelve Museums and Galleries.

Provenance

The Sutherland bequest.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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Fri, 10.30am – 5pm
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