PROPERTY FROM THE GARRETT COLLECTION
An album of fifty paintings, c.1855
4to (315 x 240mm.), 50 watercolour and gouache paintings on paper, some heightened with gold or gum arabic, contemporary embroidered blue and coloured silk boards, some worm holes, light spotting and stains, slight wear to binding, expert repair to spine
A SPLENDID ALBUM OF FINE CHINESE PAINTINGS, covering a wide range of subjects including views of the treaty ports (Canton, Macau, Whampoa, Shanghai, Amoy), portraits of Chinese people, modes of transport, scenes of life, landscapes, gardens, birds, flowers and insects.
Youqua, printed red label on inside cover; Christies, 9th October 1990, lot 1376
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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