Chinese water color paintings

Collection History

Many 19th century plate books on customs and costume came to NYPL from the founding Lenox and Astor library holdings, as well as the personal library of benefactor Samuel J. Tilden. Many of the titles chosen for digitization show dress in the context of ethnicity or nationality. Related dress materials, such as accessories and body ornamentation, are also included.

Related Resources

See also the following digital collections for additional regional works: [Africana & Black History; Asia and the Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs; The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs; After Columbus: Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture; and Icons and Images of Cultures: Plate Books from the Russian Empire, Early Soviet Russia, and Eastern Europe, 1730-1935]

- 9/23/2004

Collection Data

A collection of paintings on pith paper; two are folded in Chinese fashion.
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1850 (Questionable)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: MAG (Chinese water color paintings. (3 v.))
Costume -- China
Physical Description
Extent: 3 v. mounted col'd plates. 21 cm.
In slip case.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 40655176
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13980383
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2c269830-c6be-012f-8e8c-58d385a7bc34
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