thegetty: Animated Lanterns Two lanterns hang above a series of...



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Animated Lanterns

Two lanterns hang above a series of tables and stools in this detailed, mid-18th-century drawing showcasing the interior of a Chinese merchant’s home. 

The image, from a book of sketches by architect Sir William Chambers, is markedly different from most contemporary European depictions of Chinese architecture, which were usually fanciful scenes used to illustrate travel literature. 

See more drawings by Chambers free from Institut national d'histoire d l'art here.


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