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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Chinese School, mid-19th century
WHAMPOA
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT
31

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Chinese School, mid-19th century
WHAMPOA
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Chinese School, mid-19th century
WHAMPOA
titled lower centre
oil on canvas, in its Chinese ebonised frame
45.5 by 78cm., 18 by 31in.
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Provenance

Purchased by the father of the present owner; thence by descent

Catalogue Note

Lacking the experience to navigate the Pearl River, western captains would stop in Macao to hire Chinese pilots to continue their journey to Whampoa Island, today known as Pazhou Island, the deep-water anchorage and loading point for western fleets. From here, the final leg of the journey to shore would be by Chinese sampan.

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