image © Peabody Essex Museum; photo credit Mark Sexton | Licence: All Rights Reserved
image © Peabody Essex Museum; photo credit Mark Sexton | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Houqua's Garden

Date

1840s

Artist

Circle of Tingqua

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Description

Howqua (the second) (1769-1843) was a Chinese merchant and businessman who was extremely successful, amassing a fortune through his trade with Western countries which made him one of the richest men in the world in his lifetime. Howqua was the senior of the Hong merchants in Canton, one of the few authorized to trade silk and porcelain with foreigners.

Opaque watercolour on European paper.

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image © Peabody Essex Museum; photo credit Mark Sexton

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Location

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Country

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