Variations on a Xuande Bowl

Maker and role
Artist: Bill Reily, American, 1930-2014
Year
1959

See full details

Details


Media/materials
Oil on canvas
Measurements
70 1/2 x 54in (179.1 x 137.2cm)
Credit line
Gift of Maryanne MacGuarin Leeper in memory of Blanche and John Palmer Leeper
Accession number
1998.21
Object type
Department
Location
Further information
In the 1960s, Blanche and John Palmer Leeper sold from their personal collection a rare Chinese porcelain bowl from the Xuande period (1426-1425). The Leepers commissioned Bill Reily to paint the bowl's "portrait" for them to keep as a souvenir. Then, for decades, the painting hung above the mantel in the Leepers' home, before their daughter, Maryanne, gave it to the McNay.

Colors

Subject category

 Share

 Comments


Be the first to comment.