A very old watercolor painting of a barefoot young man with traditional clothing and conical hat, unframed, 7" by 3", unsigned, dating to the mid 19th century. It could be by a local artist of the China Trade School, or perhaps by one of the rare expatriate artists who visited the region, on the order of George Chinnery. Without a signature we cannot be sure of its authorship, but it is clearly antique. It has some flaws to go with its great age, including an old brown stain in the hat and either a stain or missing paper at upper right corner.
Circa mid 19th century Chinese art watercolor painting of young man with conical hat