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Thomas Manning (1777–1840)

Photo credit: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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Thomas Manning was a mathematician and a leading scholar of Chinese in the early nineteenth century. In his attempt to enter China via Tibet he became the first European to visit Lhasa. He finally visited Canton and Peking before returning to England. This portrait shows him at the age of about 35, before his journey to China.

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

London

  • Date

    c.1805

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    76 x 63 cm

  • Accession number

    RAS 001.006

  • Acquisition method

    presented by Miss Ruth B. Manning, 1962

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