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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.
marines (visual works)
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
Oil on Canvas
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(?).
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Title Marine Painting Accession Number 1991.505.1
Tiger's Mouth, China, Canton
10.5 x 18 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little