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PROPERTY OF FLOYD SULLY

Photographs--A Chan (Ya Zhen)
TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHS OF CANTON (GUANGZHOU) AND HONG KONG. [C.1870]
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PROPERTY OF FLOYD SULLY

Photographs--A Chan (Ya Zhen)
TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHS OF CANTON (GUANGZHOU) AND HONG KONG. [C.1870]
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Details & Cataloguing

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

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Photographs--A Chan (Ya Zhen)
TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHS OF CANTON (GUANGZHOU) AND HONG KONG. [C.1870]
20 ALBUMEN PRINTS (210 x 170mm., or the reverse), each mounted on card, recto only, all but one (a Hong Kong street scene) with white printed captions in the image, mounts slightly bowed
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Literature

Bennett, T. History of Photography in China: Chinese Photographers 1844-1879 (Quaritch, 2013, p.118-121)

Catalogue Note

This group comprises 18 views of Canton (including the Temple of 500 Genii, the cleypsydra or water clock, city wall and five-storey pagoda, the canal from the bridge, the dragon boat, a Chinese parlour, Chan's ancestral Temple, Examination Hall, West Canton River, Heavenly Peace street, Temple of 5 Genii, and Flowery Pagoda), and 2 of Hong Kong, showing the Tram Way, and a street scene (from the same collection, but without a caption, possibly by A Chan?).
"A studio known as A Chan seems to have been the most active in this period ... A photograph thought to be of the studio's façade in Canton, includes a sign giving its Chinese name, Ya Zhen, and indicating that it also operated in Hong Kong" (Bennett).

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

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London