Crayon et rehauts de gouache blanche. 40 x 31 cm. Signé en bas à gauche : alb Tissandier 1890
Theater’s stage inside a hong (行) belonging to the green tea merchant’s corporation in Canton, China.
Crayon drawing heightened with white gouache, signed by the artist in the lower left corner. : alb Tissandier, 1890. Framed and glazed. 40 x 31 cm.
Albert Tissandier set up two missions in Asia in 1890 and 1893. Thanks to his gift for drawing and his knowledge of architecture, he studied at length many of the still unknown monuments of China and then drew them with considerable accuracy : his drawings, which are very elaborate, combine great aesthetic talent and technical precision. They are all signed and dated.