(Update after the jump.)Out of Net range for the next few days, a picture before going.
Reader Tom Hill points out that it might actually have been Whistler who was coming to Shanghai (both painting images from ArtLex):
And which artist, I wonder, could do justice to this morning's 11am prospect in Beijing?
Edvard Munch, perhaps?
(Note: originally wrote JMW Taylor, rather than Turner, I think because my fingers assumed it was supposed to be AJP Taylor.)