A Set of Four Miniature Paintings of Hong Kong, Macau, Whampoa and Canton Mid 19thC

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A Set of Four Miniature Paintings of Hong Kong, Macau, Whampoa and Canton Mid 19thC

A Set of Four Miniature Paintings of Hong Kong, Macau, Whampoa and Canton

Finely painted in gouache on rice paper

Mid 19thC

Diameter; 8.2 cm

Height; 5.2 cm

Condition; some light staining, laid down on silk. Corners possibly trimmed

Picture of Canton with some flaking. Other paintings with minor flakes.

The painting of Canton can be dated to 1847-56 on account of the Anglican Church

They were sent to a lady in Tamworth, described as ‘Arthurs Pictures of Hong Kong’

In an addressed envelope with a post mark for April 1856