Chinese Art and the Reeves Collection : Images of Nature - the exhibition catalogue from Natural History Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Chinese Art and the Reeves Collection : Images of Nature

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A handsome book featuring Chinese natural history drawings drawn from the London's Natural History Museum's collections, many of which have never been published before.

Chinese Art and the Reeves Collection is a selection of some of the finest examples of Chinese natural history drawings in the Natural History Museum's collections, many of which have never been published before.

Commissioned and collected during the early nineteenth century by John Reeves and his son, and now housed in the Natural History Museum, London, these outstanding botanical, zoological and entomological drawings depicting the natural history of China are important not only for their striking beauty but also for their scientific significance. Despite often being highly stylised, the images helped to further European knowledge of Chinese natural history during a time when access to the country was severely restricted. 

Details
  • Author: Judith Magee
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Date published: March 2011
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0565092832
  • Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 21.6 cm

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