Whampoa with the Vessels of Different Nations Trading to Canton

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

dated 1840

GUSN

GUSN-2479

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

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

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.

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.505

Related Items

Title Marine Painting Accession Number 1991.505.2

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Whampoa, China, Canton

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

10.5 x 18 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.505.1

Places

Possibly