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Watercolour - The Praya Grande, Macao, from the south, with St Peter's Fort to the left

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1953P104
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1830 - 1845

Maker Information

Artist:George Chinnery - View biography for George Chinnery


The Praya Grande (or Great Bay) was painted by Chinnery many times in both oils and watercolours. When he arrived in Macao in 1825, it was flanked by a shallow crescent of fine houses, some of which possessed verandas and columns. For some years the East India Company was based in two of the grandest buildings there, but today none of the structures depicted by the artist survives.

Presented by J Leslie Wright1953, received on his death, 1954.

Further Information

School/Style:Chinese Landscape
Medium:Watercolour over pen and ink on paper.

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Height:139 mm
Width:212 mm