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By Perkins, George C.

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The Rhineland was the first district to experience influences from without. The great river provided a the of the interior for of the country, and churches highway penetration and monasteries were built in considerable numbers. The latter counted among their inmates many foreigners, among whom craftsmen would be included. It was due largely to these foundations that a school of craftsmanship arose that is generally designated as Rhenish-Byzantine in its earlier stages. The three small panels illustrated on plate 56 may be late examples of this type, probably made in the 13th century.

The Portuguese were the first European seamen to arrive in the Far Eastern seas. Canton was reached in 1517, and by the middle of the century a more permanent factory was established at Macao. The Spaniards approached China by way of South America and the Philippines, where they arrived in 1575, making the islands the headquarters of the Chinese traffic, the goods being carried there from the mainland by the Chinese. The annexation of Portugal to Spain in the year 1580 helped to merge the Far Eastern operations of the two The fruits of the Chinese traffic are seen in an countries into one.

Instead of a landscape background, the figures are disposed on a ground of bold floral scrollwork. This decorative background for embroidered figures, even when represented as seated, is very effective the method has been followed in another panel in the Victoria and Albert Museum, representing the Adoration of the Magi, where the three figures are striding forward amid scrollwork towards the seated Virgin. The date on this piece is 1551. artificial ; Another panel here initials of the owner, illustrated (plate 57) bears the date 1598, with the and a device of a cross-bow and bolt.

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