English collector. The eldest son of a Greek merchant, Eumorfopoulos worked for the merchant firm of Ralli Brothers. He initially collected European porcelains and Japanese tea bowls but then turned to Chinese objects, which became his largest collection, emphasizing pottery and porcelains. His second interest was metalwork, and he formed a fine collection of Chinese bronzes; he was also interested in other media, such as jade. He chose items based on his aesthetic response rather than archaeological or rarity value, and he thus placed himself at the forefront of Western taste for Chinese art. From ...
S. J. Vernoit
Chinese porcelain made for export to the West in the 18th century. The monochrome decorations depicted Christian subjects such as the nativity and crucifixion. There is no evidence that the porcelain was commissioned by the Jesuits, but the European engravings on which the decorations were based may have been brought to China by Jesuit missionaries....
Type of porcelain jug with lip and cover made in China from the early 15th century onward, formed to resemble, in profile, the winter cap worn by Buddhist monks (e.g. London, U. London, SOAS, Percival David Found.).
Karen M. Gerhart
Japanese poet, calligrapher, potter and painter. Shortly after her birth, she was adopted by Ōtagaki Mitsuhisa who worked at Chion’in, an important Jōdo (Pure Land) sect temple in Kyoto. In 1798 she was sent to serve at Kameoka Castle in Tanba, where she studied poetry, calligraphy and martial arts. She returned to Kyoto in ...
Chinese, 8th century, male.
Active in Chang’an during the Tang dynasty in the first half of the 8th century.
Painter, sculptor. Murals.
Yang Huizhi sculpted clay landscapes and Buddhist figures, and painted frescoes.