Chinese flag by unknown

Chinese flag

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Fine art poster

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We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.

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Chinese flag

Imperial Chinese flag acquired by Robert John Le Mesurier McClure (1807-73) during the capture of Canton in December 1857. The City of Canton was attacked by a combined British and French force. McClure led one of three divisions of the British naval brigade. On the 29 December, the French and British stormed the city by scaling the walls.

The flag is made of blue sateen-woven silk with a blue cotton hoist. The design depicts a winged tiger made of of gold foil applied to the surface of the flag. It is holding lightning flashes and has green eyes. Tongues of flame are shown around the border of the flag. The details have been added in black ink and oil paint. Six ties at the hoist would have been used to attach it to a pole.

Similar flags are shown flown by vessels of the Imperial fleet 'The Kangxi Emperor's southern inspection tour' Nanjing to Jinshan, 1698. The flag was used by the Lieutenant of the Vanguard Brigade. According to Da Qing Huidian Tu (Illustrated Collected Statutes of the Great Qing), the design (a winged tiger in this case) should be gold-painted, but it seems that there is no particular rule regarding the colour of the flag.

Original size: 1524 mm x 1702 mm

  • Image reference: L0167

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