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A George III reverse glass painting offered for £940 at Foster & Gane.

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This George III reverse glass painting inscribed Pheasant Shooting is offered for £940 at Foster & Gane.

These pictures were painted onto glass and viewed through the opposite side of the pane. The technique is thought to have originated in eastern Europe during the middle ages. In the 18th century, however, it was common for these works to be created in China for export to Europe.

Pheasant Shooting, 14in (36cm) wide, is catalogued as English. Made c.1801, it depicts a man standing in a landscape with his horse and dog. Beneath the title is written London, Pubd. Novr. n.1801 by W. B. Walker, No.4, Fox & Knot Court, Cow Lane.

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