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Plate 35. Oblong Landskip with Borders

Plate 35 of 'A New Book of Chinese Designs', consisting of a title page, index, and 120 plates, etched and published in 1754 by the British caricaturist, printseller and ornamental engraver Matthew Darly, in collaboration with George Edwards. The book consists of a variety of ornamental and costume designs of Chinese inspiration, some of them copies of the original works (including the title).

This plate represents a landscape with a Chinese building on an island in the center, with trees and plants around it, ships sailing on the water, and mountains in the background. In the foreground, on the right corner, a Chinese man stands on the shore, under a bamboo (?) tree, holding a fishing net (?)...

Etching and engraving
19.2 x 25.9cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

Where you'll find this

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Permanent collection