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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 433

    After Charles Walker Kinloch

    Singapore, from the East Side of Government Hill

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    After Charles Walker Kinloch
    Singapore, from the East Side of Government Hill
    with title on the stretcher
    oil on canvas
    19 7/8 x 30 1/8in. (57 x 73.3cm)


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    After the tinted lithograph in Kinloch's Rambles in Java and the Straits in 1852 by a Bengal Civilian, London, 1853: 'The best view of the town and the surrounding country is to be had from the summit of the Government Hill; from this point, there is an extensive panoramic view, which comprises the whole of the town and shipping, and several of the adjacent hills.' For views of the settlement by Kinloch, aconvalescent visitor from Calcutta, see M. Teo, Yu-Chee Chong and J. Oh, Nineteenth Century Prints of Singapore, Singapore, 1987, p.85, pls 30-31. This view shows the Padang, Raffles Institution, and the St Andrew's Church, with Coleman Street running to the right of the church.

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