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Forts at the Entrance of the Canton River

Description

Small rectangular format, of a river view with ships on the Canton River. Hills and forts line the banks, and vessels include a junk and a British ship. It has the original bevel-shaped profile frame with gilded inner molding.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
dated 1840
Inscriptions
In old handwriting in black pen on a blue paper glued to the backing, it reads: Bogne or forts at the entrance of the Canton River. This is repeated in pencil [faded] on a paper backing. On a jelly label on the frame's bottom center, in blue pen is: Lent by/N.F. Little. On masking tape in a black magic marker is: 79. On a circular sticker, with black felt tip pen, on the upper right of the frame is: 76. In the upper right of the frame back are chinese characters in charcoal(?).
Location of origin
Tiger's Mouth, China, Canton
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
Landscape
marines (visual works)
Oil on Canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
River
rivers
scenes (depictions)
Scenic
Seascape
Ship
ships
Dimensions
10.5 x 18 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.505.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11450
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Title Marine Painting Accession number 1991.505.1 Notes 1991.505 1 PICTURE, MARITIME Relationship Part of set

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