John THOMSONTHOMSON BROTHERS, Whampoa [Hoo Ah Kay (aka Whampoa)] Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain, Scotland 1837 – Great Britain, London 1921

  • Asia 1862-72


commenced 1862 – 1867


Whampoa [Hoo Ah Kay (aka Whampoa)] c 1863 Description: A portrait of Chinese gentleman, 'Whampoa' [Hoo Ah Kay (aka Whampoa) (b. approx 1816, Whampoa, Guangdong - d. 27 March 1880, Singapore) a well known wealthy Chinese proprietor of Whampoa & Co, Singapore, photographed in the Thomson Brothers Studio in Singapore.
Materials & Technique: photographs, albumen prints, albumen silver photograph, carte de visite Support: card

Primary Insc: inscribed in ink l.c. under image on card, 'Whampoa'
Dimensions: comp 5.9 h x 8.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2012
Accession No: NGA 2012.1853
Subject: Portrait: male