Very scarce lithograph. 495 x 324mm. 19½ x 13¼". Large margins. Staining and foxing. Tears and creases around the margin edges.
Presentation by artist in ink at bottom: "Mrs. Reichardt for the care of Miss..." Karl Gützlaff (1803-1851) was a German missionary to the Far East and notable as one of the first Protestant missionaries in Bangkok, Thailand and for his books about China; one of the first Protestant missionaries in China to dress like a Chinese. In 1834 Gützlaff married his second wife, Mary Warnstall, who ran a school and home for the blind in Macau. Whilst living in Macau and through the school, they began rescuing and educating blind children and shortly afterwards they sent four blind girls to England for further education; these are probably two of these girls. Gützlaff is not recorded to have had children.
[Ref: 20192] £320.00