Chinese ancestor portrait from the 19th-century. These types of portraits were actually painted after the person had died. They were mounted on scrolls and were only shown from time to time in connection with the veneration of ancestors. Purchased in Macau in the late 1990s and remounted on a new scroll. Dimensions: image, 48.5"L x 29.5"W; overall scroll, 68"L x 33"W.
As described by Great Gatsby's Fine Antiques: 19th-century matted and framed etching of industrial London and the Thames River, signed in pencil lower left corner "W. L. (William Lionel) Wyllie" (British, 1851-1931). The matting is hand-decorated with French lines. Displayed in gilt frame; .