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An Emblem of Asia

1998.517.1 (RS31094)

Description

Reverse painting on glass framed in one inch black frame. In the oval-shaped painting, a woman stands holding a book to her chest and looks out at the viewer. She is wearing a turban, a long yellow and red dress with green pants and tiny red slippers. Pyramids and crumbling columns are in the background.

Details

Maker
Stampa, P. (Publisher)
Date
1800
Inscriptions
Printed at bottom: ""Published April 12, 1800 by P. Stampa---, 30, Leather Lane, London.""
Location of origin
London, England
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
glass (material)
oil paint (paint)
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Book
books
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
Painted
paintings (visual works)
PICTURE
Pyramid
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
Woman
women (female humans)
Dimensions
16 x 12 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.517.1
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18493

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