Citation
Copy engraving of Li Shigong, Chen Laoyi, and Rev Dr Morrison translating the Bible into the Chinese language

Material Information

Title:
Copy engraving of Li Shigong, Chen Laoyi, and Rev Dr Morrison translating the Bible into the Chinese language
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Added title page title:
马礼逊和他的助手
Added title page title:
馬禮遜和他的助手
Alternate title:
Robert Morrison and his assistants
Added title page title:
Li Shigong, Chen Laoyi, and Rev Dr Morrison translating the Bible into the Chinese language
Alternate title:
摩理臣牧師翻譯聖經成中文 復刻版圖象 (李兆光和陳老義在左邊 馬禮遜在左邊)
Alternate title:
李兆光和陳老義在左邊 馬禮遜在左邊
Alternate title:
摩理臣牧师翻译圣经成中文 复刻版图象 (李兆光和陈老义在左边 马礼逊在左边)
Alternate title:
李兆光和陈老义在左边 马礼逊在左边
Creator:
Jenkins, Joseph John, 1811-1885 ( Engraver )
Donor:
On permanent loan from the Council for World Mission Archive.
Place of Publication:
London
Paris
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Chinese
Materials:
Engraving on paper ( medium )
Measurements:
H10.5 x W14 cm in

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Morrison, Robert, 1782-1834
馬禮遜, 1782-1834
马礼逊, 1782-1834
Li Shigong
Chen Laoyi
亚洲 -- 中国 -- 广东 -- 广州
亞洲 -- 中國 -- 廣東 -- 廣州
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- China -- Guangdong -- Guangzhou
Coordinates:
23.133333 x 113.266667

Notes

Abstract:
A copy of an engraving, probably by William Holl though attributed to Joseph Jenkins by some sources, from an original painting by George Chinnery (1774-1852). It depicts Robert Morrison and his assistants engaged in translating the entire Bible into Chinese, which they completed in 1819. The painting was commissioned by members of the British East India Company Factory at Canton as a tribute to Morrison (Text by Susannah Rayner, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
Abstract:
Copy of an engraving, 48cm x 64.5cm, by C. Turner A.R.A., Engraver in Ordinary to His Majesty, from an original painting by George Chinnery (1774-1852). Depicts, from left to right, Li Shigong, Chen Laoyi, and Robert Morrison engaged in translating the Bible into Chinese, which they completed in 1819. The painting was commissioned by members of the British East India Company Factory at Canton as a tribute to Morrison. The inscription below the engraving reads "To the Revd Dr Morrison, this Portrait of himself engaged in Translating the Bible into the Chinese Language is dedicated in unanimous testimony of their regards by the members of the British Factory in China". Engraving published in London March 29th 1880 by Mr Turner, 50 Warren Street Fitzroy Square. The original painting was destroyed in a fire in 1874. Only printed copies and engravings survive.
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Jenkins, Joseph John, 1811-1885 : 42113544
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Morrison, Robert, 1782-1834 : 7567573
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 1
General Note:
Engraved by Joseph Jenkins from a painting by George Chinnery (1774–1852), published in: Eliza Morrison (1839). Memoirs of the Life and Labours Robert Morrison. Volume 1.
General Note:
From left to right: Li Shigong, Chen Laoyi, and Robert Morrison.

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
CMW/LMS Missionary Portraits, Box 4 ( SOAS manuscript number )
CWM/LMS/Home/China Pictures/13 ( SOAS order with reference )
CWM/LMS/01/09/05/08/13 ( SOAS CALM reference )