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Sowing Rice at Soo-chow-foo. Chinese Irrigation. Allom, c1845

Sowing Rice at Soo-chow-foo. Chinese Irrigation. Allom, c1845

by Allom, Thomas

Beautifully hand-coloured finely-engraved farming of rice in China. (a wonderful pair with the previous antique print) - traditional rice farming in China.

Original steel engraving by W. Wetherhead after Thomas Allom (1804-1872). Published in London between 1843 and 1847 (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 125 x 190mm (5 x 7.5 inches) Page size 220 x 285mm (8.5 x 11.1/4 inches). This antique print is mounted between decorated conservation ragmat boards and covered with cellophane for presentation and protection until framed. External size is approximately 30 x 36cm.

Stock Number: apChTA4FPrice: $220.00