A VIEW OF HONG KONG FROM THE HARBOR, QING DYNASTY, MID-19TH CENTURY
oil on canvas, depicting the view from Kowloon, the city of Victoria along the shoreline dotted with many identifiable European-style buildings and further clusters of buildings rising up the slopes toward the Peak, in the foreground American and British ships, including a white steamer, flying their colors alongside junks and sampans sailing or moored in the calm harbor waters, carved black-lacquered and gilt-wood frame
17 1/2 x 30 1/2 in.; 44.5 x 77.5 cm
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, and thence by descent.