John Absolon (1815-95)
'Part of the China Court'
Watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
Museum no. E.9-2007
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
China did not respond to the invitation to submit work to the exhibition. As a result, the China Court comprised samples from the stock of a number of importers of Chinese goods. The principal of these was Hewett & Co. of Fenchurch Street.
'Part of the China Court', after John Absolon, lithograph, 1851. From book in NAL, pressmark 110.F.16, p.33
'Part of the China Court', after John Absolon, colour lithograph, 1851. Museum no. 19538.15