KITE-FLYING AT HAI-KWAN, ON THE NINTH DAY OF NINTH MOON.

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T. Allom


Kite-flying at Hai-kwan, on the Ninth Day of Ninth Moon.

Engraving, 1843.
Image size 4 7/8 x 7 7/16" (124 x 189 mm).
Good condition. Modern hand-color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 88620
Price: $125.00
Publisher : Published by Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris.
Drawn by T. Allom. Engraved by A. Willmore. From "China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire" by the Rev. G. N. Wright. The people of Hac-kwan have gathered on a hill to fly kites shaped like animals - a dragon, owl and eagle. Other kites fly in the background with dragon-like silhouettes. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - Asia , China

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