{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 3930, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/3930", "Disp_Access_No" : "1996.65", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "0", "Disp_Title" : "Woman and Child on a Verandah", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Chinese", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Chinese", "Disp_Dimen" : "20 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (51.4 x 36.2 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "20 1/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "14 1/4 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "without frame", "Medium" : "Ink", "Support" : "glass", "Disp_Medium" : "Ink and color on glass", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Reverse glass painting is a technique by which the artist applies paint, usually oil, on the back of a clear glass panel. The pigment adheres to the smooth surface of the glass, retaining a fresh color similar to that of enamels. The glass becomes part of the picture by providing the ground for the paint as well as the cover for the artwork. Although examples of this technique exist from the Roman period of European history, reverse glass painting was first introduced into Asia in the early 1700s. By the early 1800s, there was a large market for these paintings among European and American traders and travelers to China; most were made by Chinese artists specifically for export to the West. The most popular subjects were portraits, images of children playing at the Imperial palace, and landscape and harbor scenes. [Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]", "Dedication" : "Estates of Maurice R. and Maxine B. Forman", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "Chinese", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/96.65_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/96.65_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/96.65_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/96.65_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "39558", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "Cropped from inventory shot 96.65_I1; not for publication use, as no color bars included in inventory shot. Exists only as JPG. Per Carol Acquilano, this is a good representation of the painting, better than the 96.65_A1 image, which was scanned from a dark slide.", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }