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Chinese men and women join British army staff in an evening feast. Lithograph, ca. 1840/1850.

Date
1840-1850

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Description

Satire on the British army in China

A Chinese woman with an elaborate gown and hair decoration stands beside a British army officer and two further Chinese; she points to the admiral who sits on the right hand side of the scene with his arm around another Chinese girl who holds a fan and gazes at him. Another Chinese girl seated beside him, holding a fan, looks directly out at the viewer. Behind, a group of people stand around a table laden with bottles, food and a tea pot

Publication/Creation

London (41 Piccadilly) : Messrs Fores ; ([London] (22 Denmark St[reet], Soho) : W. Kohler)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph ; image and border 28.7 x 37.8 cm

Lettering

A celestial soiree

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 643189i

Lettering note

Numerous speech bubbles including: 'Success to British arms in China', 'Oh dis ugly twankay with his nasty long tail, I cannot look at him any more after the Brave Inglese!'

Languages

  • English



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