S.l. [c. 1850]. (216 x 173 mm). Watercolor on paper, signed F. J. C. Samll foxing spots, overall very good.
A beautiful original watercolor drawing of Manila costumes, signed by François Jules Collignon; the scene portrays three inhabitants of Manila, in local attires, two men and one woman, smoking a cigar in the city of Manila.
The artist captured a moment of relax between the inhabitants of Manila, with the city on the background, showing the bridge of Manila.
Collignon (c.1800-1850) was a French artist, an accomplished painter and lithographer, his work was included in the prestigious Salon de Paris in 1835; in 1839 he began working with etching and lithography.
The scene was later engraved, and published in Lafond´s Voyages author du Monde et Naufrages celebres (1851).