China Trade, mid 19th c.
, oil on canvas of the Hongs at Canton, the foreground with Chinese ships loaded with passengers, 18" x 23 1/2". This highly detailed example focuses on the American Hong at center, French building to the left, and foreign traders bustling about. Provenance: David Stockwell, Inc. December 1956; The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. George P. Bissell, Jr.
23 1/4" x 29". Parts: receipt from David Stockwell, Inc. dated December 10, 1956. Relined. Newer stretcher. Craquelure. Touch up to stretcher lines. Repaired tears left of American flag and through French flagpole.
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