Six Prints from Taohuawu Studios

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Here’s a set of six prints showing scenes from Chinese folklore and late nineteenth-century street life, which originally appeared c1876–1910. They are attributed to studios at Taohuawu (桃花坞), a northern suburb of Suzhou which was famous from at least the eighteenth century for its skilled and innovative printing workshops. But during the Taiping Uprising (1850–1864) Suzhou was ransacked, first by …