Marine aquatint engraving of The Opium Ships in Lin Tin Harbor 1824

This engraving was executed after the original painting by W.J Huggins by E.Duncan. The brigantines and frigates were moored outside of Lin Tin Island in order to distribute and warehouse opium brought by the East India Company. Lin Tin Island known as "The Outer Anchorage" lies in the mouth of the Pearl River Estuary. The Chinese Emperor had outlawed the sale of opium so this site was strategic for wholesale distribution as it was outside the legal borders of China and authority of the Emperor. The engraving shows a variety of British, American and Chinese vessels which are all accurately rendered in terms of rigging and sail. Notice also the variety of Chinese vessels from the junk in the left foreground to a large galley on the right. The engraving measures 21 ½" by 25 ½ " to sight. The outside measurements of the frame are 35" by 43 ¼". The engraving has been exquisitely framed and matted with two mats, gold tone filet and a linen outer liner. The wood frame has a black inset frame between two gilt liners. This work will make a handsome and unique addition to your study, library or office. Free domestic shipping.

Item ID: RLBR2447

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