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罕见的中国鸦片战争水彩画册 Rare Chinese Opium War Watercolour Album

 

 

罕见的中国鸦片战争水彩画册

 

36幅中国艺术家原创水彩画,深蓝色丝绸装帧传统中国册页。水彩画大小略有不同,但大多数尺寸约为30 x 58.5厘米。每幅画以纸质托裱边框。画册尺寸为34x 67.5厘米。一些页面上有文本,大多为粤语口语。

 

画册和画作上稍有轻微磨损、褪色和污损,可见其年代和使用痕迹,但整体保存完好,结实干净。

 

收藏流转:此画册原为玛丽··弗雷德里卡·哈里森收藏,她是广东茶叶商人托马斯的妻子。从1867年到1890年代早期,玛丽安一直住在广州。随后为家族后裔所有。没有日期(大约1860)

 

这本独特的画册收录了36幅由一位或多位不知名的中国艺术家创作的原创水彩画。内容包括1883 -42年的战争场景、贸易场景以及1856 - 1859年的战争场景。尤其值得注意的是,这个画册描述了一些实际在中国并未发生的事件,如中国军队逮捕和审判查尔斯·埃利奥特上尉,事实上他从未被逮捕或审判。其中还包括三元里事件。这本画册中除一幅外,绝大多数都在描述广州地区。

 

Rare Chinese Opium War Watercolour Album. 

36 original watercolours by a Chinese artist or artists in a large Chinese traditional handmade album covered in dark blue silk. The watercolours vary very slightly in size but most measure approximately 30 x 58.5cm. Each painting is surrounded by a plain paper border framing it on the page. The album measures 34cm x 67.5cm. On some leaves there are blocks of text much of which is in colloquial Cantonese. 

The album and the paintings show a little wear, browning and soiling in places. Although signs of age and use are evident, the album and paintings are generally sound and clean. 

Provenance: Mary Ann Frederica Harrison 1838-1910, the wife of Thomas (1835 - 1892) a tea merchant in Canton. Mary Ann Frederica Harrison lived in Canton from 1867 until the early 1890's. Then by family descent. No date. (circa 1860). 

This unique album of 36 original watercolour paintings by an unknown Chinese artist or artists features scenes from the war of l839-42, trading scenes and a painting of a scene during the war of 1856 - 1859. What is particularly remarkable about this album is the depiction of Chinese actions which did not occur, such as the capture and trial by Chinese forces of Captain Charles Elliot, RN, who was never captured or tried. It also includes the Sanyuanli Incident. All but one of the paintings in this album refers to the Canton/Guangzhou area.

 

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