Watercolour, 55cm x 48cm (including mount). Note on reverse states that "this was painted for [George] Baxter". Baxter's print in oil colours entitled 'Mr Medhurst in conversation with Choo-Tih-Lang, attended by a Malay Boy', appears as a frontispiece to 'China: Its State and Prospects, with especial reference to the spread of the Gospel', by W. H. Medhurst of the London Missionary Society (London: John Snow, 1838).
Painting of "Rev W. H. Medhurst D. D. China, with Pundit and a Malay Boy"
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Walter Medhurst (1796-1857), served with the London Missionary Society as a printer in Malacca from 1816, and as a missionary in China between 1819 and 1857.
The painting was presented to Mr Thompson, 9 Tavistock Sq., by his daughter [Jemima Luke], Dec 1837. It was later presented to the London Missionary Society.