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The Lion and Dragon: Britain's first embassy to China

Narrative 19: Voyage a la Chine

For much of the time William Alexander, as the junior of two artists, was excluded from the official activities of the Embassy. Whilst disappointing to him, it is fortunate for us that he was able to capture the daily and defining features of so many parts of Chinese life which might otherwise have been missed.

In his diary he recorded visiting temples in Canton and Macao and Johannes Huttner described the appearance of northern temples.

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The Costume of China

William Alexander. The Costume of China. 1805. 142.f.16

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Johannes Huttner. Voyage a la Chine. 1799. 1049.a.21

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