John Thomson, FRGS (British, 1837-1921)
'Magic Lantern' Peep Show
signed and dated 'J. Thomson/F.R.G.S./1877' (lower right)
oil on canvas
51 x 61cm (20 1/16 x 24in).
David McLean (1833-1908), first manager of the Shanghai office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank 1865-1873 and manager of the bank's London office 1873-1899, and thence by descent to the current owner