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Chinese School, circa 1815
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Chinese School, circa 1815

Whampoa Anchorage with Dutch, British, Austrian, French, Danish and American Shipping at anchor, the Whampoa docks in the foreground

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Chinese School, circa 1815
Whampoa Anchorage with Dutch, British, Austrian, French, Danish and American Shipping at anchor, the Whampoa docks in the foreground
oil on canvas
13 ½ x 22 5/8in. (34.2 x 57.4cm.)
Provenance
Anon. sale, Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 18 August 2001, lot 1040.
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This view shows the shops, customs house and bankshalls on Fiddler's Reach which serviced the East Indiamen and their crews, anchored here in English Reach, 12 miles short of Canton, and as far up the river as Western shipping was permitted.

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