Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: © All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: © All Rights Reserved

Pagoda of Ling-Ching-Shih, on the Grand Canal

1795

William Alexander

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Title

Pagoda of Ling-Ching-Shih, on the Grand Canal

Date

1795

Description

Signed. Dealer's label on frame: "Inscribed on old mount in an early hand 'At the point of junction of the Grand Canal with the River Euho stands the pagoda of Lin-tsin/Lord Macartney in his journal says from the town, or rather walled City, such myriads of inhabitants poured out to see us sail along, as quite astonished me, altho I have been so much accustomed to the sight of Chinese Populousness-' and in another hand 'Pagoda at Lin-Tsin-Fou on the banks of the Grand Canal, where it falls into the Eu-ho River. (21 Oct 1793)'.

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Location

Linqing, Shandong, China

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Approximate

Tww Comment

Lord Macartney's Embassy, the first British diplomatic mission to China, took place in 1793. William Alexander accompanied the embassy, and subsequently published numerous engravings based on his watercolours. A similar version of this composition is in the collection of the Yale Center for British Art: https://www.watercolourworld.org/painting/city-lin-tsin-shantung-view-grand-canal-tww006841

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Courtesy of a private collector

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