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1873 Wood Engraving John Thomson Art Chinese Cangue Junk Ship Doctor Asia YTG5

1873 Wood Engraving John Thomson Art Chinese Cangue Junk Ship Doctor Asia YTG5

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"Life in China - Part XI. The Chinese Cangue. A Herb Doctor. On Board a Trading Junk - Setting Sail."

This is an original 1873 black and white in-text wood engraving of artwork from photographs by John Thomson (1837-1921) that depict a prisoner in a Chinese cangue, a Chinese herb doctor, and Chinese sailors aboard a traditional junk sailing ship during the Qing Dynasty.


This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is proud to present a collection of wood engravings from 1873 issues of The Graphic magazine that illustrate the people, places, and events of Victorian era England, including hare coursing at Great Altcar, London cityscapes, sailing ships of the British Royal Navy, and many others! To continue indulging your inner Anglophile, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

Photography by John Thomson.

Keywords specific to this image: Oriental, China, Victorian Era, Nautical, Corporal Punishment