200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 646.293.6633


A Good Set of Four Oil on Linen Paintings of Chinese Junks by NC

$ 9,500
  • Description
    Of fine quality handkerchief linen the four oval paintings remain on their original Chinese stretchers. Each painting of large ocean going junks, probably situated of the coast at Whampoa.
    Junks were ubiquitous in Chinese waters since the second century CE and the construction remained largely unchanged over the centuries with a flat keeless hull, battened sails for ease of adjustment, and divided interior compartments or bulkheads that would reduce flooding in case they were holed.
    Used for transportation, fishing and cargo, junks were capable of ocean crossings. In Chinese frames, with modern acid free matting, this set of four are interesting as they are signed by the as yet unidentified Chinese painter “NC” and it is rare to find signed export paintings.

    Canton, China, for the European or American Markets.

    5 3/4 ins high and 7 1/2 ins wide (image)
    10 ins. high and 11 1/4 ins wide (framed)
  • More Information
    In the Style of: Chinese School
    Origin: China
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Oil on Linen
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: c. 1840-60
    Styles / Movements: Asian Art
    200 Lex Booth #: 12
    Dealer Reference #: 180-109
    Incollect Reference #: 285500
  • Dimensions
    W. 11.25 in; H. 10 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 28.58 cm; H. 25.4 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
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