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Portrait of Hoqua (Tea Merchant)

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Inscription

Inscribed in pen and ink: Kern / Hou Qua / Hong Kong / Feby 55.

Provenance

Given by the artist to Captain William Brenton Boggs, the Ringgold-Rodgers Expedition's purser; bought from Bogg's granddaughter by Maxim Karolik. Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 8, 1960

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. 453

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.1 x 15.3 cm (7 15/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

60.887

Medium or Technique

Brush and gray wash on paper

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Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors