Sale 9909131 | Lot 18

China Trade Painting of the Burning of the Canton Concessions

Catalogue: Asian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 18
China Trade Painting of the Burning of the Canton Concessions
Circa 1870, entitled Canton, Fongcoua paper label on stretcher.
Oil on fine canvas, 8 x 23 7/16 inches (45.8 x 59.5 cm).
Depicting an American barquentine schooner and two paddle steamers in the foreground and the burning warehouses behind the Anglican Cathedral in the distance; gilt frame.

Property of Rear Admiral Charles A. Blick, SC USN

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $15,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Relined on fine canvas, not anytime recently. Some fine spots of pigment loss, especially in the smoke cloud and the sky to the right.


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Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $15,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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Asian Works of Art

Mon, Sep 13, 1999 at 10am EDT
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