Chinese colour prints by Unknown Artist

5 elaborate woodcuts of fruit, flowers and still lifes printed in as many as 22 colours to add to a set already in the British Museum as part of the Sloane Collection.


Details

Medium:
Colour prints
Art Fund grant:
£64 ( Total: £64)
Acquired in:
1932
Vendor:
Sotheby's

The set already in the museum had, up to 1907, been in a large volume lettered on the back E. MSS Kaempfer, presumably bought by Kaempfer in Japan before 1692, when he left the East.

Provenance

Maj G R V Hume Gore

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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