C1867

Macao. Theatre Sing Song (Macau)

Rare lithographic view of Macao.  The term Sing-Song refers to the traffic in clocks & watcheswhich the Emperor was a very keen buyer. In the pigdin-English jargon used in Canton between the foreign traders and their Chinese counterparts, these objects … Read Full Description

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S/N: AASR-017-ASI-CHI–227171
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Full Title:

Macao. Theatre Sing Song (Macau)

Date:

C1867

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

383mm 
x 243mm
AUTHENTICITY
Macao. Theatre Sing Song (Macau) - Antique Print from 1867

Genuine antique
dated:

1867

Description:

Rare lithographic view of Macao. 

The term Sing-Song refers to the traffic in clocks & watcheswhich the Emperor was a very keen buyer. In the pigdin-English jargon used in Canton between the foreign traders and their Chinese counterparts, these objects were generally called ‘sing-songs’ because so many of them were fitted with musical boxes that played pleasant tunes.

From Hildebrandt’s Aquarelle auf seiner Reise um die Erde nach der Natur aufgenommen.

Reference: Braga, J.M. A seller of ‘sing-songs’ : a chapter in the foreign trade of China and Macao / [by] J. M. Braga pp.60-72.

 

 

Eduard Hildebrandt (1817 - 1868)

Hildebrandt was a German artist who first worked as an apprentice to his house painter father. After moving to Berlin studied under the marine painter Wilhelm Krause (1803-1864) and later to Eugène Isabey (1803-1886). In 1843 he returned to Berlin, where he met Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) a geographer, naturalist and explorer. Hildebrandt is best known for his topographical views. From 1843 Hildebrand travelled extensively and the best known record of his visits are his series of chromo lithographic prints of cities. Hildebrandt died at Berlin on the 25th of October 1868.

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