Sunday, June 19, 2011

Matheson's Point

Marciano Baptista (1826-1896), watercolour, Matheson's Point (British Installation on Hong Kong Island, c. 1841). Buildings on the promontory of East Point are the first residence of the taipan of Jardine Matheson. (Davis Galleries, New York). (Provenance: The estate of a prominent Philadelphia collector and previously in the collection of Sir Bruce Ingram.) Period gesso gilt frame. 9"h x 13"w - image; 20 1/2"h x 24 1/2"w - frame.

Sold at Christie's Topographical Pictures 29 October 2015

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