Album of 70 Asian fruit paintings.

Album of 70 Asian fruit paintings.

A third album contains 70 paintings, mostly botanical but also some zoological and landscape images by at least two unidentified artists. This album frequently includes Dutch, Portuguese, Latin, and Malay names in addition to Chinese characters, speaking to the intermingling of these cultures in Southeast Asia. The Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British all had strong colonial interests in this region.

The paintings in this and the previous album are on wove paper, indicating that they were likely made later than the first album (which uses laid paper with eighteenth-century watermarks), and thus attesting to the endurance of this eighteenth-century practice well into the nineteenth century.

 
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