Chinese, ca 1850. Five oils on canvas, housed in gilt frames with oval openings. The scenes depicted include the nine-stage pagoda at WhampoaÂ from two different viewpoints, two laden Chinese junks, one at anchor, one at sea, and a harbor scene with entranceÂ to a Chinese town, all unmarked; 19.5Â x 14.5 in. (sight of each).
For a similar example of Namcheong's work, see The Decorative Arts of the China Trade by Carl L. Crossman, plate 15, p. 415.
Provenance:Property from the Descendants of Bertha Benkard Rose, Oyster Bay, NY and Tucson, AZ
Each canvas has been relined. If there used to beÂ NamcheongÂ stamps to the back of the canvas, they are no longer visible after the relining process. Significant amount of in-painting on each. Stable craquelureÂ on each. Wear to the frames, including gilt and ornament losses, and a few breaks and cracks.
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