Early 19th Century Chinese Watercolour Pith Paintings 1 – set of 4 (early 19th Cent)
Set of four watercolours on pith paper backed on cream paper.
Newly-framed in polished aluminium as pictured
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Delicate pith paintings by local Chinese artists were collected by Western travellers and merchants from around 1825 onwards. Pith paper behaves very differently from conventional rag or woodpulp paper: watercolour and gouache paint readily absorb into the plant cells of the pith to create a rich, velvety depth of colour, and then paint pools in relief on the surface, producing exquisitely vibrant raised details, of sparkling, jewel-like intensity.