'On the Canton River' [Guangzhou, China]

No. 30 of 51 (PAJ2051 - PAJ2101): inscribed by the artist on the album page, as title, with the date '1/69'. This evening view on the Pearl River running up to Canton may show the pagoda on Whampoa [Huangpu] island which was a well-known seamark for Indiamen and later Western shipping which anchored there. The vessel on the right is a naval cutter, probably British, though the flags are not entirely clear, with junks to the left.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2080
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Butt, James Henry
Date made: Jan 1869
People: Butt, James Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 123 x 175 mm
Parts: Album of topographical views, mainly on the coasts of Japan, China and Formosa (Taiwan) (Album)

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