Photographs

Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Floyd, William Pryor

Title:

Hong Kong, Government House

Date:

1873

Medium:

albumen print

Size:

19.7 x 25.3 cms

Description:

A well composed photograph showing one of Hong Kong's most elegant examples of colonial architecture. Government House was an imposing building standing on the hill above the city. This photograph appears to have come from a William Pryor Floyd album. It may have been taken c1870 by John Thomson. A similar picture taken from the same vantage point appeared in Thomson's book. It is another example of a photograph taken by "The Firm". "The Firm" was a group of 11 photographic establishments that operated in Hong Kong from 1860 to 1877.

References:

Wattis Fine Art - Hong Kong Early Photography 1858 - 1928 2008 page 4

Item Code:

P4002

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