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Hong Kong - The Noon Day Gun
- Dong Kingman
- 24” x 35”
- C 1955
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- This image was created in the mid 1950’s by the noted artist, Dong Kingman, to promote travel to Hong Kong via B.O.A.C. ( British Overseas Air Corporation). The Noonday Gun is a former naval artillery piece mounted on a small enclosed site near the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Owned and operated by Jardine Matheson, the gun is fired every day at noon and has become a tourist attraction. WikipediaBOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) was a British airline owned by the British government. It was founded in 1939 after the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd. During WWII BOAC kept Britain connected with its colonies and the allied world. The airline travelled around the world to many destinations, the first flight to Hong Kong was carried out in 1936.The airline was operative and traveling overseas until 1974, after being merged with BEA (British European Airways) which evolved into today's British Airways.Dong Kingman (1911-2000) was a famous Chinese American artist and one of America’s leading artists in watercolors. Born in Oakland, California, to an immigrant family from Hong Kong, he was given the name King Man (in Cantonese, they mean “scenery” and “composition”) because of his aspiration to become an artist. He was known as the leading California Style School painter and was famous for his urban and landscape paintings and graphic design work in Hollywood film industry. His works are included by over 50 public and private collections worldwide, including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Brooklyn Museum; deYoung Museum and Art Institute, Chicago.This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.