Chinese, early-mid 19th century. Oil on canvas, housed in original Chinese Chippendale frame. A view of the bustling Hong Kong harbor depicting English and American ships, as well as Chinese junks, with the Hong Kong island and city in the background; 19.5 x 35.5 in. (sight).
Provenance:Property from the Descendants of Bertha Benkard Rose, Oyster Bay, NY and Tucson, AZ
Relined; craquelure (stable); significant amount of in-painting visible under UV light, mostly lines to cover old paint splits, but also a few areas of thicker spots of in-painting, two of them actually visible in regular light. The frame is in good condition, having only one very small loss in the upper right corner, and a few very small spots of paint loss.
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