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Print, The Curiosity of the Chinese, 1750–75

This is a Print. It is dated 1750–75 and we acquired it in 1921. Its medium is hand colored etching with watercolor and gold on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

22 3/4 X 32 3/4 in. (57.8 X 83.2 cm)

It is inscribed

Between the representation adn the border: "LA CURIOSIDAD DE LOC CHINOS CURIOSITAS SINENSIS LA CURIOSITE CHINOISE."

Cite this object as

Print, The Curiosity of the Chinese, 1750–75; France; hand colored etching with watercolor and gold on paper; 22 3/4 X 32 3/4 in. (57.8 X 83.2 cm); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1921-22-256

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