Thomas Allom's Views of China

English (1804-1872)
 
After W. H. Bartlett, Thomas Allom was the second most prolific steel engraver of the 19th century. He was apprenticed to an architect for eight years and studied at Royal Academy Schools. His travels in Europe, beginning about 1825, produced drawings for innumerable book illustrations for publications between 1828 and 1850. His first important work was a contribution of 189 designs to Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland.
 
Engravers: S. Fisher, A. Fox, T. A. Prior, S. Bradshaw and others
Publisher: Fisher, Son & Co., London & Paris
Medium: Steel Engraving (hand coloring added later)
Size: 8 ¼" x 10 ½", Full Margins
Condition: Very Good
 
$85 each
 
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Whampoa,
Whampoa,

from Dane's Island

The Pria Grande,
The Pria Grande,

Macao

The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
The Emperor
The Emperor

''Teaou-Kwang''

Temple of Honan
Temple of Honan
Silk Farms at Hoo-Chen
Silk Farms at Hoo-Chen
Show-room of a
Show-room of a

Lantern Merchant

Scene on the Honan
Scene on the Honan

Canal

Scene from the
Scene from the

Spectacle of ''The Sun and Moon''

Raree Show, at
Raree Show, at

Lin-sin-choo

Nanking, from the
Nanking, from the

Porcelain Tower

Macao, from the
Macao, from the

Forts of Heang-shan

Loading Tea-junks
Loading Tea-junks

at Tseen-tang

Kite Flying
Kite Flying
Jugglers exhibiting
Jugglers exhibiting

in the Court of a Mandarin's Palace

House of Conseequa,
House of Conseequa,

a Chinese Merchant

Hong-Kong, from
Hong-Kong, from

Kow-loon

Harbour of Hong Kong
Harbour of Hong Kong
Hall of Audience
Hall of Audience
Gate to the Temple
Gate to the Temple

of Confucius

Dyeing and Winding Silk
Dyeing and Winding Silk
Dinner Party at a
Dinner Party at a

Mandarin's House

Destroying the
Destroying the

Chrysalides and reeling the cocoons

City of Nanking
City of Nanking
Chinese Marriage
Chinese Marriage

Procession

Ceremony of ''Meeting
Ceremony of ''Meeting

the Spring''

Apartment in a
Apartment in a

Mandarin's House

An Itinerant Doctor
An Itinerant Doctor
An Itinerant Barber
An Itinerant Barber
A street in Canton
A street in Canton
A Devotee consulting
A Devotee consulting

the Sticks of Fate