The scroll had been stored at the Museum of London. It has a new home now! See note at the bottom of this page.
The scroll is .375 meters X 53 meters, approximately 14" high and 173 feet long! Watercolor on paper then mounted on fabric. This "parlor" panorama, as the smaller ones were sometimes called, was
performed at home during the Christmas season. A special family treat.
The painting tells the story of a trip from London to Hong Kong, taking the overland route. Viewers "travel" by boat,
train and horseback. Plus they experience a mirage in the desert and a storm at sea!