Bridge of Boats. Foo Chow. China (Main View)

Tung, Hing

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Part of a three-panel panorama showing a section of the city of Foochow or Fuzhou. This view looks toward part the riverbank settlements around the Min River. A bridge can be seen spanning across the river, with numerous "sampans" or small, covered boats moored along the banks. A few people are on board a small boat on the lower left area of the image, while a section of a cemetery and a whitewashed wall is visible in the foreground.


  • Title: Bridge of Boats. Foo Chow. China (Main View)
  • Creator: Tung, Hing
  • Date Created: 1876
  • Location Created: Foochow, China; Fuzhou, China
  • Physical Dimensions: 24.5 × 29.6 cm (9 5/8 × 11 5/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XA.1240.41
  • Culture: Chinese
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Attributed to Tung, Hing (Chinese, active Fuzhou 1860s – 1880s)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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