I am working on a project about historial paintings of Hong Kong. This painting is from the Hong Kong Museum of Art, dated around 1857. So far I can only identify St. John's Catheral and Government House in the middle. Could someone help me identify some other major buildings in the painting? And do you think it is an accurate visual portrait of Hong Kong in the 1850s? Anything strange or interesting in the painting? Looking forward to your reply. Thanks a lot!
A better version here
I have uploaded an annotated
I have uploaded an annotated version of the painting with many of the buildings marked. If you click on the picture below it will take you to the page with a key and links to the various building pages on Gwulo. It is an accurate visual representation of Hong Kong in 1857.
Thank you, very detailed
Thank you, very detailed information!
So was (I) Dent & Co Original
So was (I) Dent & Co Original Building actually the Court House by the time the painting was done?
The Dent & Co building was
The Dent & Co building was never a courthouse. The courthouse was further down QRC opposite D'Aguilar Street.