China trade painters


A term referencing work by a large body of paintings made by anonymous Chinese artists for export trade to the United States and Europe, the paintings were produced after trade was opened with Chinese ports specifically for this market. They constitute an important segment of marine art history and are well recognized by art historians and widelyrepresented by marine galleries and major international marine museums such as the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts and the Marine Museum in Newport News, Virginia. Source: Catherine Boisseau, Roger King Gallery of Fine Art Newport, Rhode Island