The French Settlement can be seen to the left, marked by the tricolour French consulate at the extreme left, while the British consulate, built in 1849 and destroyed in 1870, resides on the right by the wooden bridge. The red walled Chinese-style Customs House is to the left of centre, next to buildings of Dent & Co., Jardine Matheson & Co, Augustine Heard & Co., and Russell & Co.
Compare this painting with one attributed to Chow Kwa, illustrated in Carl Crossman, The China Trade, Suffolk, UK, 1991, p. 419, fig. 23. Another painting of the Bund by Sunqua at a slightly earlier date is also illustrated in ibid fig. 22.
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