West Lake print

In the previous posting I dared a dating of Qianlong-Jiaqing period for the West Lake print, but if I had taken the slightest effort to look up the most obvious building, Louwailou 樓外樓, in the middle bottom of the print, I would have found that this restaurant was established 1848, and the print should accordingly be dated after this.

Unless of course the Louwailou existed before this date as some other kind of establishment. Any one who knows?

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Collector and researcher of old Chinese woodblock prints
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