M1872-3

Canton depicting the foreign factories of America, France, Britain, Denmark who’s flag signified the headquarters of Jardine Matheson one of who’s directors acted as the Danish Consul, the flag of Hamburg and the flag of Prussia and dated to December 6th 1856.

 

A complete China Trade gouache and watercolour album in original silk binding, probably by the Tinqua studio, 49 leaves, with a German inscription, Looling Hong, Shanghai, March 1861, and a further inscription Dortmund, December 1935.

· Formerly in a European collection.

· It is probable that this album contains one of the last known paintings of the factories at Canton before they were destroyed by Fire on the evening of the 15th December 1856. It is remarkable to find a complete album of this quality, perhaps a special order for a European nobleman.

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