C1845

Whampoa, from Dane's Island.

Artist:

Thomas Allom (1804 - 1872)

View of Pazhou Island formerly known as Whampoa Island with the prominent Whampoa Pagoda in the centre of the island.  Its eastern bay was the main anchorage for foreign ships while smaller craft ferried goods to and from the Thirteen Factories … Read Full Description

Sold

S/N: CIL-114-ASI–225445
(C003)
Categories:
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

Whampoa, from Dane’s Island.

Date:

C1845

Artist:

Thomas Allom (1804 - 1872)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

190mm 
x 127mm
AUTHENTICITY
Whampoa, from Dane's Island. - Antique Print from 1845

Genuine antique
dated:

1845

Description:

View of Pazhou Island formerly known as Whampoa Island with the prominent Whampoa Pagoda in the centre of the island.  Its eastern bay was the main anchorage for foreign ships while smaller craft ferried goods to and from the Thirteen Factories area of Canton (now Guangzhou’s western suburbs). 

Biography:

Thomas Allom (1804 –1872) 

Artist, illustrator and prominent
architect, Allom designed many buildings in London, including the Church
of St Peters.  Allom is best known for his paintings and engravings of
various exotic countries. Beginning in the 1820’s he travelled
extensively throughout Britain, Europe, Middle East and China. He
published his travel in the following accounts, all of which were
superbly illustrated with fine and detailed engravings; Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor 1838, Character and Costume in Turkey and Italy, 1840. His most notable work was China Illustrated
published in 1845- not long after the First Opium War or The Treaty of
Nanking (1842), which allowed the British greater access to Chinese
ports and ceded Hong Kong to British rule, meaning that the British were
able to gain further insight into the previously unknown mysteries of
China. This engraving from this very popular series played a crucial
role in the growing interest and intrigue that the West developed
towards the Chinese aesthetic. Prior to this series, many topographical
views of China were incomplete.

Allom’s China Illustrated helped
create a clearer image for the Europeans as to what Imperial China was
like by including not just landscapes but also social customs, history,
law and politics. 

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

Search

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.