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.

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


The Earl of Macartney

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

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