London, South Kensington
28 November 2006
FELICE BEATO (1820-1907)
The Second Opium War, China, 1860
Album of 48 albumen prints including 6 multiple-part panoramas
Each titled and dated in ink on mount; ink manuscript dedication by Beato on rear end paper. Varying sizes from 3 x 3¼in. (7.5 x 8.1cm.) to 9 7/8 x 11½in. (25 x 29.2cm.) or reverse.
Album size: 15 x 17in. (38 x 43.3cm.)
From the artist; to Major Henry Robinson; by descent.
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Most of the images in this lot are illustrated in Harris, Of Battle and Beauty: Felice Beato's Photographs of China, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1999.
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