Art Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings

Chinese Export Art

View of the Pearl River Delta - China Trade Artist, ca. 1860-70 - in the foreground a Chinese village near the water with local people and a boat landing on the right side, Oilpainting on canvas, 7 7/8 by 11 3/4 in. (20 x 30 cm) and with the frame 11 1/2 by 15 1/4 in. (29 x 39 cm) - Condition: good condition (usual craquelure, under UV lamp visible is only slight repainting in minor areas, margins of canvas have been fixed), this painting is in a period frame, which is not a Chinese frame - Private Collection UK

Note: Often these paintings are attributed to workshops (eg. Studio of Youqua). We have not attributed this painting since there was a number of artists working in the same manner.

China Trade Artist,
ca. 1860-1870
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China Trade Artist (ca. 1860-70) - View of the Pearl River Delta - Go back to the Gallery - Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.

Following is shown a photo of the painting with the frame:


and two detail photos (left and right side):

The white spot is the middle is a flag / ensign monted on the wall of the house. The person in front of the entrance (upper photo) is talking with a second person. Further Chinese persons in the village can be seen when you look through the entrance (upper photo). The sky in the background (below) has a romantic touch, likely the artist wanted to express an afternoon or morning atmosphere. This is overall a painting expressing a calm scene in 19th Century coastal China.