Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China
On view March 14, 2009 to July 30, 2015
Through delicate works on paper and other select objects, explore four essential motifs Westerners often associate with China — fish, silk, tea, bamboo. Each was cultivated for artistic expression as well as profit. All helped shape the emerging concept of the Middle Kingdom in 18th-century Europe.
Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.