• Spanish Splendour  - The Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 7818

    Spanish Splendour - The Collection of a Marqués

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    Lamqua I (Guangzhou, Guangdong Province 1801-after 1860)

    A Chinese coastal landscape with sampans and tanka boats off a village quay, hills beyond

    Price Realised  

    Lamqua I (Guangzhou, Guangdong Province 1801-after 1860)
    A Chinese coastal landscape with sampans and tanka boats off a village quay, hills beyond
    indistinctly signed 'Lamqua' (lower left) and with the Chinese characters 'Jian Cun' on the reverse, identifying the depicted scene as 'Silk Cocoon Village'
    oil on canvas
    20¼ x 25¼ in. (51.5 x 64.1 cm.)


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    Lamqua, probably to be identified with the artist Guan Zuolin, was the head of a family of Chinese painters whose works were deeply influenced by Western artistic traditions. It seems certain that he was aware of the work of George Chinnery (1774-1852), and according to some sources had worked with Chinnery in Macao (see Patrick Connor, 'Lamqua: Western and Chinese Painter', in Arts of Asia, XXIX, 2, March-April 1999, pp. 46-64).

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