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Warren Delano collection of Chinese export paintings of fruits, flowers, and vegetables

Collection Identifier: arn00018
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of Chinese export paintings of fruits, flowers, and vegetables collected by Warren Delano. The paintings were likely produced in Canton, present-day Guangzhou, by various artists. There are 600 illustrations, 583 are watercolors and 17 are prints. The illustrations are from circa 1794-1852, with the bulk of the materials from 1794-1829. The collection dates were taken from watermarks.The watercolors feature several types of writing. There are notations on the...