Saturday, August 21, 2010

Do You Have George Washington In A Glass?

Did not know that in 1800, folks were taking their brand new, original Gilbert Stuart paintings of George Washington to Canton and having them knocked off in editions of 100. OG Chinese paintings on glass of Washington are in the collections of various historical societies museums, like the one above, which was donated to the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Artnews looked at the OG Gilbert Stuart knockoff market [artnews]
via Inside a Chinese Tennis Shoe Factory [nyt]