Vignette from the Houghton Album titled 'Views of the China Seas and Macao taken during Capt. D. Ross’ Surveys by M. Houghton'

This is the title page of the Houghton Album. The album contains a compilation of views drawn by John Michael Houghton (c. 1797–1874), a midshipman who served on board the HMS Discovery as part of the naval escort that accompanied Raffles on his voyage to Singapore in 1819. The Discovery was commanded by Capt. Daniel Ross (1780–1846), the renowned hydrographer who is documented as having assisted Raffles in choosing the site for the latter’s historic landing on the island on 28 January 1819.

Date/Period
1816-1819
Region
Singapore and Southeast Asia
Dimension
Image size: 36 x 26 cm
Accession No.
2012-00303-001
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Paintings