1859 - 1939
signed Theo. Wores., inscribed S.F. and dated 1884. (lower right)
oil on canvas
30 by 35 1/2 inches
(76.2 by 90.2 cm)
We are grateful to Professor Chad Mandeles of the Fashion Institute of Technology, author of Theodore Wores's Chinese Fishmonger in a Cosmopolitan Context (The American Art Journal, vol. 16, no. 1, Winter, 1984), for researching this lot.
Lord Rosebery, England, by 1889
Private collection, by 1984 (sold: Sotheby's, New York, Fine Chinese Works of Art, Paintings and Furniture, March 17, 1984, lot 441B)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
London, Dowdeswell Galleries, A Collection of Pictures of Japanese and Chinese Life, by Theodore Wores, July 1889, n.p.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2016-April 2017 (on loan)
The Star, London, July 9, 1889, n.p.
The Table, London, July 6, 1889, n.p.
The Queen, London, July 27, 1889, n.p.