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Blanche Matthias
The Sacred Bridge at Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, Japan (top) and the Sacred Bridge, Summer Place, Peking
1917
Blanche Matthias Papers

Art critic Blanche Matthias was also a world traveler who visited Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. She recorded her trips in photographs, many of which she later hand-colored with translucent oil paints. During her 1917 trip through Asia, Matthias visited Macao where, she wrote, “they say more devilment is concocted than any other place in the world,”1 Canton where “the streets are so narrow...and so winding that inside of five seconds we were lost,” and Peking, which she found “so attractive. I would like to stay a couple of months.” 2

1 Blanche Matthias to Coates Family,
30 March 1917, Blanche Matthias Papers.
2 Blanche Matthias to Coates Family,
22 April 1917, Blanche Matthias Papers.
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