RODE, Bernhard
(b. 1725, Berlin, d. 1797, Berlin)

The Empress of China Culling Mulberry Leaves

c. 1773
Oil on canvas, 91 x 103 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

The painting is a Chinoiserie overdoor for a Brandenburg interior. It depicts a scene when the Empress of China picks the first mulberry leaves for silk cultivation.