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Vessels in a river with land around inscribed ' Cutting the junk masts sunk off Fort Chuenpee Tribune 1858

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Object ID PAG3583
Description After taking Canton in 1857, British war ships returned to Hong Kong early in 1858. As Edgell’s ship, the Tribune, passed the Chuenpee they saw several sunken Chinese junks forming a barrier. This image shows British sailors cutting down their masts.
Date made 1858

Artist/Maker Edgell, Harry Edmund
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials watercolour
Measurements Sheet: 211 x 296 mm
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