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Creator:
William Alexander, 1767–1816, British
Title:

Frontispiece for Costume of China

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Costume of China

Date:
ca. 1804
Medium:
Gray wash, yellow wash, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/8 × 8 5/8 inches (26.4 × 21.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, center: "COSTUME OF CHINA | Inscribed to the Right Honble. | the EARL of MACARTNEY. K. B. and | the Embassador from the | KING of GREAT BRITAIN | to the | EMPEROR of CHINA | A. D. M. DCC. XC. II. | By W. Alexander. F. S. A. | Draftsman to the Embassy"; on back, upper right: "10/6"; on back, center: "Alexander"; on back, lower left: "6/R"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.985
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | Chinese | frontispiece (illustration) | inscription | monument
Associated Places:
China
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8967
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Douglas Fordham, Aquatint Worlds : Travel, Print, and Empire 1770-1820, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven and London, p. 120, fig. 97, NE2230 .F674 2019 (LC) Oversize


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