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Wall with tree and figures in foreground inscribed 'The Lookout Dutch Folly Canton 1858'

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Object ID PAG3585
Description This image shows the lookout of Dutch Folly Fort in Canton in 1858. The Folly Fort was an oval fort built on a sand bar in the Canton River. It lay about 800 metres to the east of the foreign factories. The fort was occupied by the British and French at the time.
Date made 1858

Artist/Maker Edgell, Harry Edmund
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials watercolour
Measurements Sheet: 206 x 298 mm
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