A Pipe-Bearer, attendant on the Mandarin of Turon, Cochin China by William Alexander

William Alexander was one of several artists who took part in Lord Macartney Embassy to the Chinese Emperor Ch'ien-Lung, 1792-3 - the 1st attempt by Britain to establish diplomatic relations.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
36 x 20 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £1,000)
Acquired in:
1976
Vendor:
Sotheby's

This picture, is one of a long series, made at various stages in the journey.

Provenance

The Earl of Macartney

Venue details

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery St Faith's Street, MAIDSTONE Kent ME14 1LH 01622 602838 www.museum.maidstone.gov.uk

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