Portrait of Hoqua (Tea Merchant)
Edward Meyer Kern (American, 1823–1863)
Karolik (1962) cat. 453
Sheet: 20.1 x 15.3 cm (7 15/16 x 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Brush and gray wash on paper
Not On View
Bust, three-quarters to left, in skull cap.
Inscribed in pen and ink: Kern / Hou Qua / Hong Kong / Feby 55.
Given by the artist to Captain William Brenton Boggs, the Ringgold-Rodgers Expedition's purser; bought from Bogg's granddaughter by Maxim Karolik. Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 8, 1960
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875