The Wallace Collection

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A Chinese Girl
  • Dominique (-Louis-Féréol) Papety (1815 - 1849)
  • A Chinese Girl
  • France
  • c. 1841 - 1849
  • Painting
  • Watercolour and bodycolour with gum varnish on paper
  • Image size: 22.1 x 27.6 cm
  • Signature: 'DOM. PAPETY'
  • P711
  • Not on display
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • The inscription on the wall - written by someone unfamiliar with the Chinese language - may be translated ‘the virtuous woman does not have several husbands’. The watercolour is an early example of the fascination with the Far East which was to be a feature of nineteenth-century painting.