China Trade Botanical Studies with Insects,
by Youqua Painter Old Street No. 34,
Set of Twelve
The China Trade watercolours of botanical studies are by Youqua.
Dimensions: sight: 9½ x 12½in. (24 x 31.7cm.)
Provenance: Collection of the late John Appleb
The artist was based in Canton and Hong Kong. For a brief review of his work and the output of his contemporaries and their studios specialising in silk covered pith paper watercolour albums produced for export, see C.L. Crossman, The Decorative Arts of the China Trade, Woodbridge, 1991, pp. 198-202.
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