Oil on wood panel, in the original frame, 17" x 22.5" panel size.
Paintings produced for the Western market by Chinese artists are known as “China Trade” paintings. Trade between China and Europe (and later, America) existed for several centuries, but the market in China Trade paintings was most active during the 18th and 19th centuries. Relatively few are documented or signed, and only about a dozen artists are known by name. Western traders lived in a restricted area of Canton near the “hongs,” or factories, while they conducted trade with Chinese officials.