Malacca (Melaka)

Lieutenant James George, an amateur artist, was part of Governor-General Lord Minto’s British expedition to the region in early 19th century. This is an iconic view looking across towards the mouth of the Malacca River. The dating, 1818, is significant for its portrayal of Malacca as a trading port in the region. It contextualises Singapore’s establishment as a British settlement in 1819 within the broader history of the Straits Settlements.

Artist Name
James George
Date/Period
1818
Region
Malacca
Dimension
Frame size: 58.5 x 71 cm, Image size: 41 x 53.5 cm
Accession No.
2014-01378
Material
Watercolour on paper
Collection of
National Gallery Singapore
Category
Paintings