China Trade Portrait of The Catherine Marden
China Trade Portrait of The Catherine Marden
China Trade Portrait of The Catherine Marden

CHINA TRADE (19th Century )

China Trade Portrait of The Catherine Marden

c. 1875 Chinese

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Ship Catherine Marden under full sail in Chinese waters. Painted oil on canvas by Woo Cheong and within a period Chinese carved, gilded and lacquered frame. Originally this painting was seen with a comapnion painting of the Catherine Marden showing a black and white painted hull stencilled to the reverse "Woo Cheong No. 108."
Built in Gibbon's yard at Sunderland in 1873, the Catherine Marden was a three-masted wooden schooner destined for the salt fish trade. Owned and skippered by W. Marden, a close relative of the lady after whom the vessel was named, she was registered at 312 tons gross (287 net) and measured 129 feet in length with a 27 foot beam. Surveyed by Lloyd's Register when she was in Hong Kong in 1877, it is likely that this portrait was executed at about that time. The Catherine Marden disappears from record in the mid-1880s.
Height 17.50 inch (44.45 cm)
Width 22.75 inch (57.78 cm)
External Height 22.75 inch (57.78 cm)
External Width 28.50 inch (72.39 cm)
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Woolwich Church Street
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