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Foundry Gallery      


Foundry Gallery,  Unit 12,  The Old Foundry Chapel,  11-13 Chapel Terrace, Hayle, Cornwall.  TR27 4AB

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"Section and Elevation of a Wheel used by the Chinese for Raising Water"



Engraving by W. Skelton after William Alexander.  Published by G.Nicol; London 1796.


Plate size:- 14.5 inches x 19.5 inches.  


Printed on wove paper with watermark :- "J. Whatman 1794 "


Slight creasing to top left corner, which does not encroach on to plate, otherwise in very good, clean condition.


Price:-  £75.00

Plate from Sir George Leonard Staunton's book: "An Authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China........" published 1796.


 William Alexander ( 1767 - 1816 ) accompanied Lord Macartney to China; 1792 - 1794 , making drawings of life and landscape in that country, providing  many of the first images of China available to the West.