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Junk Girl

Period:
20th Century
Description:

A Junk is a type of Chinese ship.  Robertson lived in Shanghai and painted the local people in their own environments, going about their daily business.  This girl's family, probably even herself, would have worked on the Junks.

 

Eleanor Moore Robertson was born in Northern Ireland but moved to Scotland with her family as a child. They settled in Ayrshire when she was 6 and she attended Kilmarnock Academy for a short period before studying at Glasgow School of Art. In 1922 she married a doctor and moved with him to China when he took up a post in the Public Health Department in Shanghai.

Materials/Media:
watercolour on card
Dimensions:
450 x 285mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAFA097n
Copyright:
The Artist