About us

Company

Jorge Welsh Works of Art was founded by Jorge Welsh and Luísa Vinhais. Our expertise is in Chinese porcelain - with an emphasis on export porcelain - and cross-cultural works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan. The works of art range from the 15th to the 18th century.

With galleries in London and Lisbon, Jorge Welsh Works of Art exhibits at reputed art fairs and events such as TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York and Asian Art in London.

Our works of art are acquired by collectors and museums worldwide and regularly lent for their temporary exhibitions.

Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing has published over 30 scholarly catalogues and books. Together with our in-house research team and independent international scholars, our aim is to contribute to furthering knowledge in our chosen areas of expertise.

Institutional Acquisitions

Our works of art have been acquired by the following museums and institutions:

 

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin NT, Hong Kong

Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Baur Foundation, Musée des Arts d’Extrême-Orient, Geneva

Casa Colombo - Museu do Porto Santo, Porto Santo

Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva

Fundação Carmona e Costa, Lisbon

Fundação Millenium BCP, Lisbon

Fundação Oriente, Lisbon

Guanfu Classical Art Museum, Chaoyang, Beijing

Guangdong Museum, Tianhe, Guangzhou

Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Hong Kong

Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad

Jamestown – Yorktown Foundation, Williamsbourg, Virginia

Kyushu National Museum, Tokyo

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Macao Museum, Macao

Madeira Tecnopolo, Funchal

Musée Cernuschi, Paris

Musée de la Compagnie des Indes de Lorient, Ville de Lorient, Port-Louis

Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg

Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid

Museo Oriental, Valladolid

Museu A Cidade do Açúcar, Funchal

Museu Condes Castro Guimarães, Cascais

Museu de Arte Sacra de Santiago do Cacém, Santiago do Cacém

Museu de Arte Sacra do Funchal, Funchal

Museu de São Roque, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, Lisbon

Museu do Caramulo, Caramulo 

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon 

Museu Quinta das Cruzes, Funchal

Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm

Nanchang University Museum, Honggutan, Nanchang

National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

National Palace Museum, Taiwan

National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Prasart Museum, Bangkok

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels

Schloss Museum Wolfshagen, Wolfshagen, Langelsheim

Shanghai Museum, Huangpu, Shanghai

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden-Zwinger, Dresden

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

The New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Palace and Maritime Silk Road Museum, Quanzhou, Shishi

The Reeves Center, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia

The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

 

 

Our works of art have been lent to the following museum exhibitions:

 

Um Rei e Três Imperadores - Portugal, a China e Macau no Tempo de D. João V, Museu de São Roque, Lisbon 2019

Três Embaixadas Europeias à China, Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, 2018

Contar Áfricas!, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon, 2018

Uma História de Assombro. Portugal – Japão, Séculos XVI a XX, Galeria D. Luís, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisbon, 2018

The Blue of the Seas, Dialogues between China, Persia and Europe, Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art, Geneva, 2017

Portugal - Drawing the World, Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg, 2017

A Cidade Global. Lisboa no Renascimento, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, 2017

Namban: os bárbaros do sul e o encontro de culturas, Museu da Quinta das Cruzes, Funchal, 2016

The dragon is dancing! Kangxi/China contemporary, Hetjens-Museum, Düsseldorf Deutsches Keramikmuseum, Düsseldorf, 2015

«Onde os nossos livros se acabam, ali começam os seus...» – O Japão em fontes documentais dos séculos XVI e XVII, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisbon, 2015

O Exótico nunca está em casa? A China na Faiança e no Azulejo portugueses (séculos XVI - XVIII), Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon, 2013

Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods, Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013

Line and Colour - Japanese Arts and the European Connection, Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 2012

Namban Commissions - The Portuguese in Modern Age Japan, Museu Fundação Oriente, Lisbon, 2010

Fascination with the Foreign: China – Japan – Europe, Hetjens-Museum, Düsseldorf Deutsches Keramikmuseum, Düsseldorf, 2009

Encompassing the Globe - Portugal e o Mundo nos séculos XVI e XVII, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, 2009

Tomás Pereira (1646-1708) - A Jesuit in Kangxi´s China, Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, Lisbon, 2009

Encompassing the Globe - Portugal and the World in the 16th & 17th Centuries, Musée des Beaux Arts, Brussels, 2008

O Espelho Invertido - Imagens Asiáticas dos Europeus 1500 - 1800, Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, Lisbon, 2007

Le Grand Atelier – Europalia, Brussels, 2007

Macau – O Primeiro Século de um Porto Internacional, Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, Lisbon, 2007

Encompassing the Globe - Portugal and the World in the 16th & 17th Centuries, Freer Gallery of Art and The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Columbia, 2007

São Francisco Xavier – A Sua Vida e o Seu tempo (1506-1552), Cordoria Nacional, Lisbon, 2006

Dresden, Spiegel der Welt, Die Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden in Japan, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2005

A Porcelana Chinesa nas Colecções do Museu Quinta das Cruzes, Museu Quinta das Cruzes, Funchal, 2005

Encounters - The Meeting of Asia and Europe 1500-1800, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2004

Peregrinações - Homenagem a Maria Helena Mendes Pinto, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2003

Province Plates, a Cultural Dialogue Between Two Civilizations, Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, Amsterdam, 2003

Hybrides, Porcelaines Chinoises aux Armoiries Territoriales Européennes, Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg, 2003

O Mundo da Laca, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2001

Os Fundamentos da Amizade – Cinco Séculos de Relações Culturais e Artísticas Luso-Chinesas, Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, Lisbon, 1999-2000

Escolhas - Objectos Raros e de Colecção, Paços do Concelho, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa e Associação Portuguesa de Antiquários, Lisbon, 1999

Vasco da Gama e a Índia, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Sorbonne Chapel, Paris, 1998

Caminhos da Porcelana, Fundação Oriente, Lisbon, 1998

Reflexos do Cristianismo na Porcelana Chinesa, Museu de São Roque, Lisbon, 1996

 

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