de Bruijn, Emile: CHINESE WALLPAPER IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND. London, 2017. xii, 260 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x24 cm. Cloth.
A very welcome, well-illustrated and informative contribution on a subject on which, until recently, very little has been published. This much helps to fill the gap. Provides an overview of the most significant painted Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles, in stately homes and major houses in Britain and Ireland and dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Charts the stylistic development of these wallpapers and touches on the China trade and social significance of Chinese-style decoration.
Subjects: Painting Printing
Available, as of: 12/02/2018
Was item 4 in printed List 190.
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