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Painted Silk

A work made of silk, plain weave; painted.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silk, plain weave; painted.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1750–75

Artist:

Made in China for the European or American market

About this artwork

Chinese silk producers catered to a vast network of international consumers. Here, Chinese artisans created a hybrid design that incorporated elements from European woven silks—similar to the one by Anna Maria Garthwaite on display nearby. Chinese painted silks were particularly popular among affluent consumers in North America: Martha Washington, the first First Lady of the United States, owned a gown of Chinese painted silk.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Painted Silk

Place

China (Object made in)

Date

Made 1750–1775

Medium

Silk, plain weave; painted

Dimensions

243.5 × 74.3 cm (95 7/8 × 29 1/4 in.); Warp repeat: H.: 69.5 cm (27 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Auxiliary Board

Reference Number

1990.221

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