Item #295998 Temple, Pagode et Village Sur Les Canaux de L'Interieur De Macao A Canton. Auguste BORGET.

Temple, Pagode et Village Sur Les Canaux de L'Interieur De Macao A Canton

Paris: Goupil & Vibert.

Tinted lithograph. Sheet measures 14 7/8" x 21 5/8". Image measures 9 1/4" x 16 1/4"

The title translating to "Temple, Pagoda, and Village On The Canals of the Interior from Macau to Canton", this print depicts a serene cityscape from the entrance into Canton [Guangzhou], along a canal. The artist wrote, "we passed close by a temple, built on a little jetty, which was reached by a stair, descending into the river." Figures are seen rowing boats in the canal and sitting along the jetty. On the opposite bank appears to be a village and a tall pagoda. Further down the canal we can see larger ships docked.
The print is in good condition with wide margins as issued. Stains at corner margins, and one chip to bottom left corner, not affecting the image.

The French artist Auguste Borget (1809-1877) exhibited often in the Paris Salon, but he is best known for his drawings of China, made into lithographs by Eugene Ciceri and published in 1942 in a book titled La Chine et les Chinois[China and the Chinese]. Bourget visited the country aboard the ship "Psyche" to Canton and the surrounding regions in 1838 and 1839 as part of a world tour, and found it to be one of his favorites. This print evidences his love of the country and its culture.

Language: French

Price: $500.00

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