Felice BEATO, Top of the Wall of Pekin taken possession of on the 21st October 1860. Showing the Chinese guns directed against our Batteries. Leaf 43:recto. Enlarge 1 /1

Felice BEATO

Italy 1832 – 1909

Top of the Wall of Pekin taken possession of on the 21st October 1860. Showing the Chinese guns directed against our Batteries. Leaf 43:recto. (1860) Materials & Technique: photographs, albumen prints, albumen silver photograph

Primary Insc: Not signed. Dated, reverse, pencil, l.r., "...21st October 1860". Titled, reverse, pencil, l.l-l.r., "Top of the Wall of Pekin taken possession/ of on the 21st October 1860. Showing the Chinese guns directed against our Batteries.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed, on mount, pencil, "top of the Pekin Wall looking E/ with 2 fine guns handed over with the Anting Gate/ 43". Inscribed, reverse, pencil, c., "23".
Dimensions: printed image 24.0 h x 29.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1982
Accession No: NGA 82.1287.44