The Thomson Paintings: Mid-Nineteenth Century Painting of the Straits Settlements and Malaya
'The Thomson Paintings represents a selection from the collection of paintings of J. T. Thomson, government surveyor to the British colonial administration of Singapore from 1841 to 1853. Forty paintings are reproduced here including fifteen paintings of the early town of Singapore, five of Malacca, three of Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, and a series showing the construction of Singapore's first lighthouse, the Horsburgh Lighthouse, in the Singapore Strait. Painted with the eye of an architect, they are now not only remarkable as works of art but also as an invaluable record of early Singapore and of parts of Malaysia.' - excerpted from flapped page.
Including plates and an introduction of J. T. Thomson.
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