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Two methods of watering a rice field; two men standing on opposite banks of a body of water and suspending a basket between them, with wooden machinery in the background representing an another method of irrigating fields; from an album of 82 drawings of China
Watercolour, ink and graphite
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Height: 443 millimetres (album cover)
Height: 230 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 178 millimetres
Width: 334 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- There is a list of descriptions of the subjects inserted in the front of the album. This drawing is described as: "N.o 44. Method of watering the rice fields by swinging a basket. Vide Sir Geo: Stauntons Account of the Embassy, Page 359, vol. 2.d"
This image shows two different methods of irrigation used by the Chinese, represented by the two men with their basket and the wooden machinery in the background. There are slight variations between the print and the BM watercolour in the positioning and poses of the two figures.
For further information about the album, see comment for 1865,0520.193.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1992-3 Oct-Mar, BM, Britain's First View/China (ff.1,5,25,37,74; no cat.)
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