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  • Place of origin:

    China (drawn)

  • Date:

    1833 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chinnery, George, born 1774 - died 1852 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil drawing on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by James Orange

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 92, shelf D, box 16

Physical description

A drawing from an album containing 175 sheets of sketches made in China and India. The drawing is in pencil and depicts boat dwellings in China. On the reverse is a sketch of what appears to be part of a fortress.

Place of Origin

China (drawn)


1833 (drawn)


Chinnery, George, born 1774 - died 1852 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing on paper

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 22.5 in volume, Width: 15.375 in volume, Height: 6.5 in sheet, Width: 10.25 in sheet

Descriptive line

Drawing by George Chinnery, depicting boat dwellings in China, from an album of 175 sheets of sketches made in India and China, pencil on paper, China, 1833

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929


Paper; Pencil


Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Boats; Fortress; Dwellings


Drawings; Boats and ships


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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