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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

Catalogue > Chinese Drawings
Chinese Drawings Page 1
Chinese Drawings Page 1 Click on the icon of the Chinese pith paper painting, from an album dated 1858, depicting a lotus flower, insects and possibly orchid, this album belonged to Captain Saumiur (1856), to view more painitings and drawings.
Chinese Drawings Page 2
Chinese Drawings Page 2 Click on the icon of the Chinese pith-paper painting, early 19th century, depicting a butterfly, pomegranate flowers (Punica granatum) and possibly moonlight cactus flower (Selenicereus)to view more painitings and drawings.
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Some of the drawings in this section are probably by Tingqua (Guan Lianchang).

These drawings were mostly produced in Canton and Tingqua was perhaps one of the best proponent of this art. Tingqua was the younger brother of the famed Lamqua (Guan Qiaochang). The painters of Tingqua studio seemed to work solely in watercolour and gouache. These works were often sold in albums containing approximately 12 to 14 watercolours. Although many of his watercolours were of people going about their daily life and in various pursuits, as shown in this section, he also painted many other subjects including shipping scenes, shells etc.
These paintings were primarily produced for foreigners.

There is a large collection of his work in the Peabody museum, Salem, Massachusetts which had been brought into America by the American China trader Augustine Heard.

Catalogue > Chinese Drawings

Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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