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Hong Kong festivities in honour of the Sailor Princes 

Engraving recording the celebrations held in honour of the visit of the young British Princes Albert Victor and George. The text on the verso notes that "The principal part of the spectacle...was a huge moving Dragon, which had a total length of 300 ft., consisting of a head, seventy joints, and an immense tail; in its body each section, or joint, was made on a light bamboo frame, covered with silk, and painted with highly-coloured scales and having a curtain of silk, atthe sides...and, on arriving at the Grand Stand, the Dragon coiled itself up, in a way that showed how beautifully it was made, and how well-trained the carriers were.

Author / Creator Lieutenant Percy Scott
Source Illustrated London News, 1882-02-25
Format 1 print : engraving, black and white ; 40 x 29 cm
Publisher [Illustrated London News]
Year [1882]
HKBU Library collection Illustrations from British historical newspapers
Work type Print
Library record View the record in HKBU library catalogue
CC BY-NC 4.0

Cite this image as: Lieutenant Percy Scott, "Hong Kong festivities in honour of the Sailor Princes ", in Hong Kong Baptist University Library Art Collections, accessed 17/06/2024,

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