Item #CL194-9 [Persian Man Seated With Songbird]
[Persian Man Seated With Songbird]
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[Persian Man Seated With Songbird]

c1820s. Oil on glass, 48.7 x 33.5cm. Paint loss. Framed.

This Chinese reverse glass painting was done in the Qajar style of portraiture, used from 1781 to 1925 during the late Persian Empire.

“Reverse painting on glass [painted from the underside] is not a native tradition in China. It has origins in the West and grew in tandem with east-west maritime trade. The earliest references to painting on glass in China date back to the mid-seventeenth century.” Ref: Maggie Cao, Common-place, 2015; Wiki.

Item #CL194-9

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies

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