Paintings

Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Namcheong

Title:

The nine-stage pagoda at Whampoa

Date:

c1850

Medium:

oil on canvas

Size:

53 x 39.5 cm

Description:

A view of the nine-stage pagoda at Whampoa, painted in oils on canvas, in an oval format, by the famous Chinese artist Namcheong. This picture was painted in the middle of the 19th century.

 

Nam Cheong is one of the few identified artists of the China Trade. He is believed to have had a studio in Whampoa in the 1850s as many of his known works feature the Whampoa Pagoda and area. He painted both ships and port scenes using a distinctive palette of colours. His paintings are identified stylistically by his favoured pink and red tones in the distant clouds and his  smoothly rendered water with a soft play of light in the foreground. A few of his paintings are signed or bear a stamp on the reverse, but most are identified by their style.

 

 

For a similar example of Namcheong's work, see The Decorative Arts of the China Trade by Carl L. Crossman, plate 15, p. 415.

 

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Item Code:

P6288

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