Item #CL173-5 [Hongs Of Canton, Pearl River, China]
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[Hongs Of Canton, Pearl River, China]

c1840s-1850s. Gouache, 17.9 x 24.8cm. Slight foxing to upper portion. Framed.

Image shows American, French, British and Danish flags flying above foreigner hongs (trading posts). The hongs that appear in this painting were burnt down in 1856 during the Second Opium War and the western traders relocated to warehouses across the Pearl River on Honam Island.

Item #CL173-5

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