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A Gouache on Paper by Tingqua – Macao (mid-1800s)

Posted: November 16th, 2022 | No Comments »

A lovely gouache on paper by Tingqua – the Porto Exterior at Macao….

According to Christie’s: ‘The artist and miniaturist known as Tingqua (1809-1870) was Guan Lianchang, now thought to be the fourth son of Spoilum and a younger brother of Lamqua. He specialised in works on paper, unlike his father and brother who worked in oils. His studio flourished from the 1820s through to the 1860s. Tingqua’s own work is distinguished by its very fine quality, and works are attributed to him, or to his studio artists, on that basis.’

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