The Anchorage at Whampoa Island

The Anchorage at Whampoa Island

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access. A new version will be available later in 2023. During this transition period, the current version of the Collections Browser may have reduced functionality and data may be not be updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Reverse Painting
The Anchorage at Whampoa Island
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 38.2 cm, W: 53.7 cm
On Display
about 1784-1785
Web Description: 
外销玻璃画 Whampoa Island in the Pearl River was the remotest trading post accessible to the ocean-going ships of Europe’s East India Companies. It is situated about a dozen miles downriver from Canton.
Choi, Kee Il, Jr., Source
Primary Description: 
Reverse Painting, “The Anchorage at Whampoa Island”. Colorless glass, paint, wood; blown, painted, gilded, carved. Whampoa Island in the Pearl River, showing Dane's Island in the foreground and foreign trade ships from five European countries. On the shore are temporary storage depots. The Cantonese frame, original to the painting, is in Neo-classical style.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 45 (2003) illustrated, p. 209, fig. 12; BIB# AI59133