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

March 16, 1984 – September 30, 1984

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

2nd Floor Floor Plan

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.