Natives of China at home, at the Chinese Collection, Hyde Park Corner.A-You. A Shing [with names in Chinese]
Very rare lithograph with tintstone, sheet 325 x 210mm (12¾ x 8¼").
Portrait publicising the 'Chinese Collection', an exhibit of the vast collection of Chinese artefacts assembled by American businessman and philanthropist Nathan Dunn (1782-1844). The collection was displayed in Philadelphia in 1838, and London from 1842. A notice in The Times for 3 August 1846 announced that 'the interesting and intelligent Chinese, A-Shing and A-You, from the "flowery land," will be at home to receive visitors in the grand saloon of the Chinese Collection'.
[Ref: 39587] £280.00