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A Chinese Lady, Wife of Houqua

Inscription

Inscribed in pen and ink lower right: Kern / A Chinese Lady / Wife of Harr Qua / Hong Kong Feby 1855

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA Nov. 12, 1959 Given by the artist to Captain William Brenton Boggs, the Ringgold-Rodgers Expedition's purser; bought from Bogg's granddaughter by Maxim Karolik.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

February 1855

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 454

Dimensions

Sheet: 26 x 18.7 cm (10 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.863

Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite on paper

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors