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Whampoa with the Vessels of Different Nations Trading to Canton

Description

Small rectangular format, with foreground landscape and numerous vessels flying British, Dutch and American flags in the middle distance before a mountain landscape with two temples in the distant background. 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 adhered to the upper frame is: Whampoa with the vessels of different/nations trading to Canton. The same inscription, in pencil on a paper backing, on the canvas reverse. In the upper left of the frame back, in magic marker on masking tape is: 80. On a jelly label, in blue pen, on the central lower frame back is: Lent by/N.F. Little. In pen on the lower portion of the frame back is: Whampoa. In the upper right of the frame back, in charcoal, are some Chinese characters. In the upper right is a white circular sticker that reads: 77.
Location of origin
Whampoa, China, Canton
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
Harbor
harbors
Landscape
marines (visual works)
Oil on Canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
scenes (depictions)
Scenic
Seascape
Ship
ships
Dimensions
10.5 x 18 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.505.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2479
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Title Marine Painting Accession number 1991.505.2 Notes 1991.505 2 PICTURE, MARITIME Relationship Part of set

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