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Factories at Canton: 4163(1)

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Current Location: In storage


Factories at Canton






Canton was the port used by Western merchants. This view shows the quarters, called factories or hongs, which foreign merchants were allowed to live in during the four-month trading season.

Measurements and weight

Height: 250 mm
Width: 337 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1909) by Bothamley, Rev. H.

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Techniques used in production

Drawing : Watercolour, bodycolour and ink with heightening in white on pith paper, laid lown with with strips of blue silk-covered paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Canton
  • Location: L.r. foilio
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: 4163(1)
Primary reference Number: 185525
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Audit data

Created: Friday 23 September 2011 Updated: Monday 25 July 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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