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China. Religious Propitiatory Offerings for Departed Relatives. Allom antique print c1845

China. Religious Propitiatory Offerings for Departed Relatives. Allom antique print c1845

by Allom, Thomas

Thomas Allom's China. Antique Print of relatives' offerings for the repose of dead men's souls, to ensure no ghostly form appears back on earth, to frighten and avenge injuries to his memory.

Original steel engraving by E. Challis after Thomas Allom (1804-1872). Published in London by Peter Jackson circa 1845 (with later fine hand-colour) for “China & the Chinese Illustrated. A series of views, from original sketches, displaying the scenery, architecture, social habits, etc., of this ancient and exclusive empire. by Thomas Allom Esquire”, revealing to the West the unusual landscapes, elaborate social customs, unfamiliar religious customs and beliefs, strange occupations and pastimes, and fascinating religious inventions, in China at the time of the declaration of peace at Nanking in 1842, at the end of the first Opium Wars between Britain and China.

Image 125mm x 190mm (5 inches x 7.1/2 inches) Page size 220mm x 285mm (8.1/2 inches x 11.1/4 inches)

Stock Number: apv.AC17Price: $88.00

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