Plaque, Anonymous, Jean Nieuhoff, c. 1680

Plaque, Anonymous, Jean Nieuhoff, c. 1680

h 63.5cm × w 92.0cm × t 1.5cm. More details

Dutch craftsmen not only imitated the actual porcelain of Asia, but also used book illustrations as models for depictions in an Asian style. These prints were often adapted to conform to Western taste. The acrobats in this plaque are based on an illustration in Nieuhof’s travel account. The exotic travelling acrobats spoke to the imagination in the West.

Collections with this work


Katja added this work to Tegeltableaux

November 22 2015 - 23 works 18 0

Arend van Herwaarden added this work to Scheepvaart

November 20 2015 - 36 works 193 0

Charlotcramer added this work to Paradijs

November 19 2015 - 10 works 38 0

Make your own creations with this work