The Sampans from Canton is an award-winning book consisting of 99 Chinese gouaches from the second half of the 18th century. In minute detail, they depict an entire community afloat on the water, with the various sampan vessels used for everything from the sale of fruit and religious ceremonies to warfare and thievery.

Together, these gouaches constitute one of the largest collections of hand-painted Chinese works preserved from this period.



Language : English

Hardcover : 220 pages

ISBN : 978-91-63972-02-7 

Size: 27 x 36 cm (landscape)

The Sampans from Canton

SKU: BH139
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