LAI AFONG
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LAI AFONG

China, 1870s

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LAI AFONG
China, 1870s
Album of 37 albumen prints and 3 2-part albumen print panoramas.
Each approx. 6½ x 9¼in. (17 x 23.3cm.) or reverse; panoramas, each approx. 8 x 21in. (20.5 x 51cm.) One signed in negative, each with printed title and number on label on mount. Each mounted one-per-page. 'No.54 Queen's Road, Hong Kong' credit label on front free endpaper. Blue cloth, gilt.
Album size: 12¼ x 15¾in. (31 x 40cm.)
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Lot Essay

Afong (active c.1859-c.1900) was perhaps the best-known Hong Kong Chinese photographer of his time. This album, which carries his Queen's Road studio label, is comprised entirely of his photographs, including Duck Market at Sing Chang, port and figural scenes, views of Foochow, Kien Yang and the Yuen Foo river.
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