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View of Macao

about 1844–58
Unidentified artist, Chinese, 19th century (Chinese, 19th century)


Dimensions

Sight: 65.4 x 109.2 cm (25 3/4 x 43 in.) Framed: 141.6 x 97.5 x 8.3 cm (55 3/4 x 38 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.3791

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

The Spooners (ancestors of the donors) were in Canton and Macao from 1844 to 1858. Given for exhibition with the China Trade material in the Department of Decorative Arts.

Provenance

Between about 1844 and 1855, acquired in China by Daniel Nicolson Spooner (b. 1819 - d. 1869) and Elizabeth Elliot Spooner (b. 1825 - d. 1907), Canton and Boston; by descent within the family; 1950, given by their granddaughter, Margaret Fay (Mrs. Thomas) Motley (b. 1882), Milton, MA, and family members Mrs. William Jason Mixter, Mrs. George B. Dabney, Henry H. Fay, Frederick L. Dabney, and Thomas N. Dabney, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas Motley, Mrs. William Jason Mixter, Mrs. George B. Dabney, Henry H. Fay, Frederick L. Dabney, Thomas N. Dabney, in memory of Daniel Nicolson Spooner and Elizabeth Elliot Spooner