Lamqua (fl.1820-1860)
Lamqua (fl.1820-1860)
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Lamqua II

Portrait of the Hong Kong Merchant Wei Akwang, half length, wearing his badge of rank

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Lamqua II
Portrait of the Hong Kong Merchant Wei Akwang, half length, wearing his badge of rank
inscribed ‘Wei akwang Esq / Hong Kong / 1873’, and with three of the artist’s stamps on the reverse
bodycolour on paper laid down on canvas
29 5/8 x 22 5/8in. (75.2 x 57.3cm.)
Provenance
Anon. sale, Christie’s, Hong Kong, 27 Sept. 1989, lot 1181.
Literature
P. Conner, 'Lamqua Western and Chinese Painter', Arts of Asia, March-April 1999, p.64, no.29 (illustrated).
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