Antique Print-TRIUMPHAL ARCH-CHINA-KANTON-MANDARIN-Nieuhof-van der Schley-c.1750



Arc de triomphe de Canton… – Antique print, titled: ‘Arc de triomphe de Canton’ – Decorative view of the square with triumphal arch in Kanton, chinese people, by Jakob van der Schley after a drawing of Johan Nieuhof.

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‘Arc de triomphe de Canton…’

Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 19,5 x 26 cm. (7,7 x 10,2 inch). Image size: 15 x 21,3 cm. (5,9 x 8,4 inch).

This print originates from Prevost’s ‘Histoire Generale des Voyages’ (Paris 1746-1759). 

Made by ‘Jakob van der Schley’ after ‘Johan Nieuhof’. Jakob van der Schley (Amsterdam 1715-1779) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart and became heavily influenced by his style. Johan Nieuhof (1617-1672), wrote a travel journal and made many drawings of Chinese buildings, animals, plants, towns, rivers, landscapes, people and their costumes.

Condition: Good, given age. Broad margins, solid paper, very good printing, slighly brown in the top edge. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 26 × 19 × 1 cm


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