Allom, Thomas: China: A set of 4 Chinese Views.
Modern hand coloured steel engraved prints presented in a gilded bamboo-style wooden frame with acid-free olive green mount with plant threads. frame 32 x 36 cm, print size with text 17 x 20 cm.
These delightful prints are from Thomas Allom's 'China Illustrated', publ. by Fisher, Son & Co., in London, 1843-47. they show typical Chinese street scenes and everyday life as seen through the eyes of an Victorian illustrator The Pria Grance, Macao Sowing Rice at Soo-chow-foo Transplanting Rice Chapel in the great Temple, Macao.
Allom was an English artist, architect & topographical illustrator. He was a founder member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and designed many buildings in London and worked with Sir Charles Barry on numerous projects, most notably the Houses of Parliaments.
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