Felice BEATO, Rear of the North Fort after its capture, showing the retreat of the Chinese Army on 21st August 1860. Leaf 28:recto. Enlarge 1 /1

Felice BEATO

Italy 1832 – 1909

Rear of the North Fort after its capture, showing the retreat of the Chinese Army on 21st August 1860. Leaf 28:recto. (1860) Materials & Technique: photographs, albumen prints, albumen silver photograph

Primary Insc: Not signed. Dated, reverse, pencil, c.r. "...21st August 1860". Titled, reverse, pencil, c.l-c.r., "Rear of the North Fort after its capture showing/ the retreat of the Chinese Army on 21st August 1860".
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed, on mount, pencil, "Exterior view of the South side of N. Taku Fort/ shewing the dead bodies of the Tartars slain in retreat/ 28". Inscribed, reverse, pencil, u.c., 9/16".
Dimensions: printed image 23.4 h x 29.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1982
Accession No: NGA 82.1287.29