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William Daniell, 1769–1837
The European Factories, Canton
Former Title(s):

A View of the European Factories at Canton, in China

European Factories at Canton, in China or A View of the European Factories at Canton, in China [1808, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
34 × 50 inches (86.4 × 127 cm), Frame: 41 7/8 × 58 7/8 × 2 3/8 inches (106.4 × 149.5 × 6 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boats | buildings | Chinese | colony | European | factories | flags | harbor | junks | ocean | port | sampans | ships | sloops (sailing vessels) | trade | Union Jack
Associated Places:
Canton | China | Guangdong | Pearl
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Behold the Sea (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-06-14 - 2003-09-07) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

The China Trade - Romance and Reality (De Cordova Museum & Sculpture Park, 1979-06-22 - 1979-09-16) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Ann M. Carlos, Giants of an Earlier Capitalism: The Chartered Trading Companies as Modern Multinationals, Business History Review, vol. 62, Autumn 1988, pp. 398-419, HF5001 B84 (SML) Also available in JStor. [ORBIS]

Kee Il Choi, The China Trade : romance and reality, an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Museum of the American China Trade, Milton Massachusetts, June 22-September l6, 1979, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts. , De Cordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Mass., 1979, p. 12, N7343.5 C45 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 82-83, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Exhibition Catalogue. 1806. 38th, Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 38, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1806, p. 21, no. 508, N5054 A53 29-49 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Exhibition Catalogue. 1808. 40th., Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 40, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1808, p. 4, no. 8, N5054 A53 29-49 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Susan Grace Galassi, Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports : Passages Through Time, New York : The Frick Collection , New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017, p. 19, cat. 15, NJ18 T85 +A12 2017 [ORBIS]

Anna Jackson, Encounters, the meeting of Asia and Europe, 1500-1800 , V&A Publications, London New York, 2004, pp. 148, 368, fig. 11.4, NX628 E53 2004 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p.48 (v.1), no. 178, pl. 27, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) [YCBA]

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 36, 81, no. 29, fig. 29, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Maurice Shellim, Oil paintings of India and the east by Thomas Daniell 1749-1840 and William Daniell 1769-1837, Inchcape & Co., London, 1979, p. 106, WD 5, NJ18 D21 S25 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sotheby's sale catalogue : British Paintings 1500-1850 : 15 November 1989, Sotheby's, London, 1989, p. 104-107, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

James Taylor, Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and Flinders, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, p. 156-157, N8258 .T39 2018 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

The European Factories at Canton, in China, Drawn, Engraved and Published by William Daniell, and Dedicated to J. Woolnot, Esq., British Register, Vol. 20, No. 133, September 9, 1805, p. 165, Available online in British Periodicals II Also available Film S1460 (SML) [ORBIS]

Matthew Wilson, How a British botanist opened China to the West, , Financial Times, March 8, 2018, https://www.ft.com/content/2e4ed2ec-1be6-11e8-aaca-4574d7dabfb6 [Website]

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon : [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965, , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, pp. 19-20 (v.1), no. 68, pl. 27, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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