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English School, circa 1850
English School, circa 1850

Singapore from the roadstead with Government Hill and flagstaff, Malay sampans and trading proas in the foreground

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English School, circa 1850
Singapore from the roadstead with Government Hill and flagstaff, Malay sampans and trading proas in the foreground
oil on canvas
23 x 41 ½in. (58.5 x 105.4cm.)

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This early panorama, unusually taken off the Malay rather than the European town, stretches from the fishing village on the left, taking in Telok Ayer fish market on the shore directly below Government House, to the Esplanade and the spires of the Catholic and Armenian Church on the far right.
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