M1872-5

Whampoa the deep water anchorage on the Pearl River about eight miles downstream from Canton where the East Indiamen lay at anchor during the four month trading season, the view is taken from Dane’s Island looking towards Wampoa Island with its two pagodas.

 

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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