A COLLECTION OF 15 CHINESE BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS, [CANTON?, NINETEENTH CENTURY]
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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- A collection of fifteen botanical watercolours. [Canton and Macao, early nineteenth century]
15 watercolour and gouache drawings on western paper (410 x 535mm.), mounted, housed together in 2 custom boxes, occasional browning
The drawings show flowers and shrubs from Canton and Macao. The rectos have Arabic numbering and Chinese captions. The versos of many of the drawings have captions in English or German. The English hand attributes six of the drawings to Wun-tchün, Cantonese, c.1810 or earlier.