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    • Eight Paintings of Foreign Dignitaries
    • Eight Paintings of Foreign Dignitaries
    • Eight Paintings of Foreign Dignitaries
    Eight Paintings of Foreign Dignitaries

    Room for study: fifty scholars’ objects

    31 October - 29 November, 2019

    This exhibition is the first at Eskenazi Limited dedicated entirely to objects from the Chinese scholars' studio. Broad in time-scale and ranging over a number of categories, highlights include a seventeenth-century huanghuali table, a rootwood stand, archaic bronze vessels, a selection of scholars' rocks, lacquerwares, brushpots and paintings, both classical and contemporary.

    Eight Paintings of Foreign Dignitaries

    Ink and colours on silk, framed
    Qing dynasty, early to mid 18th century, after Yu Zhiding (1647 - 1716)

    A group of eight paintings, each of a different gathering of foreign dignitaries or embassies, all shown in animated postures, dressed in their national costumes which are lavishly delineated. Such paintings of tributaries and deputations to the Chinese court are recorded from at least the Yuan period, and were very popular during the Qing, when these ink and colour on silk paintings were created.

    Dimensions of each: c. 24.8cm by 34.0cm