London, South Kensington
11 May 2001
FELICE BEATO AND OTHERS
Photographic Views in China
Album of 8 albumen prints and two multiple-part panoramas. 1859-60. One approximately 5¾ x 4¾ in. (14.6 x 12.1 cm.), the others each approximately 9¼ x 11½ in. (23.5 x 29.3 cm.), one two-part panorama 9 3/8 x 17¾ in. (23.8 x 45.1 cm.), one three-part panorama, 8 7/8 x 34 in. (23 x 86 cm.), the latter titled and dated in pencil on the verso, three 1889 Hong Kong views added, half red leather, gilt title label on front cover.
Album size: 10¾ x 13 in. (27.5 x 33 cm.)
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A portrait of Prince Kung, the interior of the South Taku Fort (panorama, dated 25th June 1859), the Summer Palace and buildings in the gardens and scenes showing the aftermath of battle.
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