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Old Chinese Junk

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1831 (made)

  • 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 14

Physical description

A drawing from a volume containing 130 sheets of sketches made in China. The drawing is in pencil and depicts an old junk (Chinese sailing vessel). On the reverse are sketches of other Chinese sailing vessels.

Place of Origin

China (made)


1831 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing on paper

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 18 in volume, Width: 12.25 in volume, Height: 6.75 in sheet, Width: 9.875 in sheet

Descriptive line

Drawing by George Chinnery, 'Old Chinese Junk,' from a volume of sketches made in China, pencil on paper, China, 1831

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

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

Production Note

The sketches in the album this drawing is from were drawn from nature in China, probably in Macau or Canton (Guangzhou).


Paper; Pencil



Subjects depicted

Junk; Sailing ships


Drawings; Boats and ships


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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