Lot 35: China Trade Painting of the Dutch Folly Fort on the Pearl River Below Canton
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
circa 1850, oil on canvas, the verso with single character mark to one stretcher and the remnants of an old label with red type affixed to both top stretcher and frame, presented in a later antique carved sandalwood frame.
SS 13 x 9 in.; DOA 20.5 x 15 in.
A bustling river view looking towards the Western hongs (or factories) in the distance, the flags of the United States, France, and Great Britain are easily identified.
Private Collection, Raleigh, NC
Condition Report: Extensive stable craquelure and drying cracks; surface grime.