Nine years later, another BFAC member, Percival David, donated another important Chinese ceramic to the museum, a Daoist shrine of the early Ming dynasty, dated by inscription to 1406 (Fig.
This painting, which is about to go on display in the China gallery for the first time, was acquired with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund (today the Art Fund), which has itself played an important role in collecting Chinese art since its foundation in 1903 by members of the BFAC. The painting's previous owner was a rare book dealer who had acquired the collection of a major 19th-century donor to the British Museum's prints and drawings department, Sir Thomas Phillipps, one of the most important historical collectors of manuscripts in Britain.
Don Burnham, Holmes Community College; Director Brad McMullan, Bfac
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