Lamqua (Chinese, active 1805-1830) Hong Merchant, Canton
Lot 45
Lamqua (Chinese, active 1805-1830) Hong Merchant, Canton
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 25,212) inc. premium
Lot Details
Lamqua (Chinese, active 1805-1830)
Hong Merchant, Canton
oil on canvas
28 x 23.5cm (11 x 9 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • According to a label on the back of the frame there was an inscription on the original canvas before it was relined that read "Hong Merchant - Canton. Imprisoned on account of Lord Napier having come to Canton in the boat of a ship whose business he had transacted".

Saleroom notices

  • The present lot is a portrait of the Hong Merchant Puan Ke Qua. EXHIBITED: 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."
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