An Emblem of Asia

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800

GUSN

GUSN-18493

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

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
glass (material)
oil paint (paint)
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
books
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Oil
Glass
Woman
Pyramid
Book
Painted
PICTURE

Inscription

Printed at bottom: ""Published April 12, 1800 by P. Stampa---, 30, Leather Lane, London.""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Stampa, P. (Publisher)

Location of Origin

London, England

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

16 x 12 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.517.1