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Sale 2304 Lot 8
(CHINA) john thomson, et alia
Mini-collection of 78 rare cartes-de-visite portraits in "en plein air" or studio settings by various photographers, including John Thomson (Hong Kong) and Yi Yung (Hong Kong); On-Qua (Shangahi), Ye Chung (Shanghai), and Hing-Qua (Shanghai). The range of subjects includes street tradesmen, religious figures, women, and mandarin officials in locations throughout China, including Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Soochow; 44 are hand-colored, and many contain a handwritten caption on mount verso identifying the person's trade or a calligraphic hand stamp (in Chinese); with Fong Chow's notations, in pencil, including his translations (in English and Chinese), on the mounts or mats. 1860s-1870s
Estimate $6,000 - 9,000
From the Estate of Fong Chow.
Although a few of the photographers' names and addresses appear in English, Fong Chow also researched credits appearing in Chinese and identified additional photographers. In addition, there are many compelling outdoor portraits by a talented, if unidentified, photographer of a variety of subjects, such as a sweetmeat peddler, barber, laborer, broomseller, beggar, gardner, vegetable peddler, servant, and farmer, as well as a host of studio occupational portraits, both hand-colored and uncolored, in addition to august interior studies of aristocratic women and imperial men.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $60,000