Lot 18China 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
Sold for $15,000
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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