1264
1264

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

FOUR HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS AFTER WILLIAM ALEXANDER EACH DATED 1796
Estimate
2,5003,500
JUMP TO LOT
1264

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

FOUR HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS AFTER WILLIAM ALEXANDER EACH DATED 1796
Estimate
2,5003,500
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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FOUR HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS AFTER WILLIAM ALEXANDER EACH DATED 1796
each depicting a titled scene of China, engraved by Benjamin Pouncy, published by George Nicol in London April 12, 1796; including Chinese Barges of the Embassy passing through a Sluice on the Grand Canal; A View in the Gardens of the Imperial Palace in Pekin; View of the Western Gates of the City of Pekin; and Chinese Military drawn out in Compliment to the British Ambassador, framed (4)
Height of each plate impression 11 3/4  in., 30 cm; Width 15 1/4  in., 38.7 cm
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Provenance

The Old Print Shop, Inc., New York, 1980.

Catalogue Note

In 1792, the artist William Alexander (1767-1816) accompanied Lord Macartney, first British envoy to China, as a junior draughtsman on the first successful China expedition. During the expedition Alexander created over two thousand works depicting scenes of China.

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