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Chinese School, 19th Century View of Hong Kong Island and Harbor.

Auction:
2482
Lot:
130
Sold for:
$28,440$24,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Chinese School, 19th Century

View of Hong Kong Island and Harbor. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c. 1865, showing the fully developed city and bustling port with British, American, and Chinese vessels in the foreground, 18 x 31 1/2 in., housed in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Canvas applied to Masonite, craquelure.
Estimate $12,000-18,000

No inpainting noticed under black light, varnish yellowing. An inscription by restorer, (probably done sometime in the early 1970s), located on the reverse, states that an egg tempera mastic varnish was applied.

Keywords

Chinese School, Hong Kong Island, Oil painting, Tempera

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