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The painting depicts the British ship Nemesis destroying Chinese war junks during the First Opium war, where East India Company established a monopoly on the opium trade and the Chinese government fought against illegal opium imports.

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An advertisement from the 18th century that shows the "miracle drug" opium. In the ad, there is a Turkish man harvesting the poppy plant. This is intended to show a link between opium and the exotic interest of different cultures.
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