The Anchorage at Whampoa Island

The Anchorage at Whampoa Island

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Object Name: 
Reverse Painting
The Anchorage at Whampoa Island
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 38.2 cm, W: 53.7 cm
On Display
about 1784-1785
Web Description: 
外销玻璃画 Whampoa Island in the Pearl River was the remotest trading post accessible to the ocean-going ships of Europe’s East India Companies. It is situated about a dozen miles downriver from Canton.
Choi, Kee Il, Jr., Source
Primary Description: 
Reverse Painting, “The Anchorage at Whampoa Island”. Colorless glass, paint, wood; blown, painted, gilded, carved. Whampoa Island in the Pearl River, showing Dane's Island in the foreground and foreign trade ships from five European countries. On the shore are temporary storage depots. The Cantonese frame, original to the painting, is in Neo-classical style.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 45 (2003) illustrated, p. 209, fig. 12; BIB# AI59133