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Peking. "Brucke bei Peking."

  • ARTIST: Eduard Hildebrandt

  • PUBLISHER: Verlag von R. Wagner, Berlin, Mauerstrasse 36.

  • MEDIUM: Chromolithograph,

    DATE: c.1864.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 10 3/4 x 15 3/8" (27.3 x 39.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Peking, now known as Beijing, is the capital of China. Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1868) was a German born artist. He studied under Wilhelm Krause and later in Paris. In 1843 he won a silver medal at the Paris Salon. In the early 1860's he traveled the world, visiting the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam, Macao, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan and the United States. During his travels he made watercolors of many of the places he visited. Many of these watercolors were published c.1864 in Berlin by R. Wagner as chromolithographs. The original watercolors from the voyage were exhibited in London in 1866 and at an exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1868.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed in plate. Titled "Peking" in plate.

  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.