The Matilde and the Pathfinder moored in Hong Kong Harbour


Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

The Danish schooner 'Mathilde' sailed around Hong Kong in the 1840s and 50s. There is a record of her arrival in San Francisco in 1847, probably with immigrants from Guangdong Province on board.

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  • Title: The Matilde and the Pathfinder moored in Hong Kong Harbour
  • Date Created: 1855
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: 36.4 x 50 cm
  • Original Language: English / Danish
  • Provenance: Gift of Anthony J. Hardy
  • Transcript: 'MATILDE' A label on the reverse gives the names of G.F.Th. Raben, Apenrade [modern Aabenraa], with the date 1855, and C. Guldager. Another label has a Danish inscription (partly legible) translated as follows: 'On August 8th 1855 information was received from Canton that the Aabenraa schooner Matilde has been lost… outside the Yangtze River after losing a mast in a ferocious storm… Shanghai 1/8 1855 - the Danish schooner ran ashore on the northern embankment on the way from Ningbo to Hong Kong during a storm…'
  • Type: Painting
  • Publisher: Painting of the China Trade: The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Historic Paintings (2013), cat. 90
  • Rights: ©Hong Kong Maritime Museum
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • object id: HKMM2004.0019.0001