Chinese Barges of the Embassy preparing to pass under a Bridge.
London Published April 12, 1796, by G.Nicol.
Engraving. Plate 340 x 480mm. 13¼" x 19". Watermark J. Whatman 1794 Scratching and rubbing in the image, repaired paper tear and hole in sky left above smaller bridge. Damaged.
From Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China. The artist William Alexander accompanied Macartney, and his watercolours were the basis for subsequent prints such as this one.
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