[Views Of Landmarks In China]
[Views Of Landmarks In China]
[Views Of Landmarks In China]
[Views Of Landmarks In China]
[Views Of Landmarks In China]
[Views Of Landmarks In China]
[Views Of Landmarks In China]
[Views Of Landmarks In China]
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c1930s. Nine pen and ink drawings, most with white gouache, one with watercolour, each signed “M. Thomassen” in image, all titled in ink and most numbered, annotated “W.A.P.” in ink or pencil on backing below image, 15.6 x 11.7cm to 12.5 x 17.1cm. Slight foxing overall, each tipped to original backing.

Titles read: 1. Sun Yat Sen’s Tomb, Nanking; 2. Broadway Mansions, S’hai [Shanghai]; 3. Drum Tower, Nanking; 4. PUMC, Peking; 5. Ching Monastery, Hangchow [pencil sketch of the Needle Pagoda verso]; 6. Mausoleum of 19th Route Army, Canton; 7. Mausoleum of 72 Martyrs, Canton; 8. Flower Boats, Canton; and 9. Soong Wong Toi, Kow Loon.

Provenance: W.A. Pennell estate. An Englishman, Mr Pennell was head of the advertising department of the British American Tobacco Company in Shanghai during the 1920s and 1930s. He was an accomplished artist who taught and employed local artists. Pennell and his family emigrated to Australia in 1936.

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Item #CL173-44

Price (AUD): $7,700.00  Other currencies

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