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"Adventurous Pursuits": Americans & the Old China Trade, 1784-1844

March 16, 1984 – September 30, 1984

Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Location: 2nd Floor

Celebrating the bicentennial of the opening of Sino-American trade, this exhibition includes portraits of merchants, mariners, and others by American, English, and Chinese artists, complemented by objects brought from Asia--porcelain, silk, lacquerware, carved ivory, silver, and landscape paintings.