Forts at the Entrance of the Canton River

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

dated 1840

GUSN

GUSN-11450

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

Descriptive Terms

marines (visual works)
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
rivers
scenes (depictions)
ships
Picture
Seascape
Oil on Canvas
Landscape
Scenic
Ship
River
Seascape

Inscription

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(?).

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Related Items

Title Marine Painting Accession Number 1991.505.1

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Tiger's Mouth, China, Canton

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

10.5 x 18 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.505.2