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Marine Art, Books, Oriental Export

July 29, 2005

Lot #384
Temp #17642
DepartmentPaintings
Sold For $7,250.00   (hammer price)
 $8,337.50   (price including buyer's premium)
Last Updated July 29, 2005

Description

FRAMED PAINTING Chinese, 19th Century Bust portrait of the Mandarin Lin Tse-Hsu, in the style of Lam Qua. Lin Tse-Hsu was the Special Commissioner appointed to suppress the opium trade in 1839. He was successful in stopping the trade and driving the British merchants from Canton. The Americans stayed and did very well without their English competition. Oil on canvas, 12" x 10". Relined.

Condition

Tight crazing throughout. There is a touch of inpaint to the man's face and and in clothing. Has been restored but a varnish wash covers the extent.

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