Lamqua (Chinese, active 1805-1830)
Hong Merchant, Canton
oil on canvas
28 x 23.5cm (11 x 9 1/4in).
- The present lot is a portrait of the Hong Merchant Puan Ke Qua.
Martyn Gregory Gallery, China Trade Paintings and other Pictures relating to the Far East, 25 September - 3 October, 1982, no.119 (illustrated)
The catalogue notes that the present work is "An exceptionally fine Lamqua portrait previously attributed to George Chinnery. Three portraits by Chinnery of this merchant are in private collections."