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A unique and highly original portfolio of Fine Art
Lithographs by Pat Elliott Shircore

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Pictures 1 - 6

01. Rock and Ink

The calligraphic signature of Lofênghih, Chinese Special Imperial Representative for British Affairs, with the signature of Lord Salisbury, British Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, overlaid on the map showing the proposed boundaries of the New Territories. (Convention of Peking 1898).

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02. Pale SunshineTrellis

Chinese text from the main body of the document, dealing with conditions of agreement and the Ratification of the Convention, fused with the chop of Special Imperial Representative for British Affairs, Lofênghih. (Convention of Peking 1898).

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03. Coral and Leather

The chop of the Emperor Kwang Hsü, blended with the page ratifying the Convention and exchanging contracts, merged with the signatory page endorsed by Lord Salisbury and Lofênghih. (Convention of Peking 1898).

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04. Red Velvet, Gold Leaf

The original labels from the British Foreign Office covers of both legal documents, on a background of one of the Chinese pages laying out the terms of the lease. Top left is the chop of Emperor Taou Kwang, bottom right is the chop of Emperor Kwang Hsü. (Treaty of Nanking 1842 and Convention of Peking 1898).

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05. Text and Context

The chop of Emperor Taou Kwang overlapping the official Foreign Office seal representing Her Majesty Queen Victoria, overlaid with a page from the Treaty dealing with Trade and Tariff agreements. (Treaty of Nanking 1842).

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06. Marks and Marquetry

06. Marks and Marquetry

The chop of the Tsungli Yamen, or Chinese Foreign Office, bearing the signatures of its two representatives, Li Hung-Chang and Hsu Ting-Kuei, against a background of the map showing the proposed extension of new territory. (Convention of Peking 1898).

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