LAMQUA (CHINESE, ACT. 1820-1860) OR STUDIO. PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY JAMES CALDER STEWART.

Est. $1,800-$2,400
Sold: $4,320 ($3,600)

Stewart (1806-1870) was Secretary of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China for many years. Oil on canvas, 11 ¼ x 9 ¾ inches. Signed in Chinese characters “Lamqua, Canton” l.r. In a carved Chinese frame.Provenance & Exhibition: “Genius of the China Coast,” Martyn Gregory, London, Summer 1993, Catalogue 61, no. 98; “Lamqua,” Martyn Gregory Catalogue 88, 2011-12, no. 11.

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