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British forces receiving Commissioner Keying at Canton's British Factories for conference with Sir J. F. Davies

1847

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Sir J. F. Davis, Governor of Hong Kong 1844-1848, arrived in force in Canton on 3 April 1847, having yet again reduced the forts at Humen with the forces at his disposal (HMS Espiegle and HMS Pluto). His aim was to force Governor-General Qiying (1787-1858) to resolve western complaints about enforcement of the terms of the Treaty of Nanjing. The meeting was held in the English Factory and, as this picture shows, the Governor-General was to be both welcomed and intimidated.

Details

  • Title: British forces receiving Commissioner Keying at Canton's British Factories for conference with Sir J. F. Davies
  • Date Created: 1847
  • Location: Canton
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: 30.3 x 45.5 cm
  • Provenance: Gift of Anthony J. Hardy
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: ©Hong Kong Maritime Museum
  • Medium: Watercolour on paper
  • object id: HKMM2010.0192.0008

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