Prince Kung

Made:
1860 in China
photographer:
Felice Beato
'Prince Kung'
      A photograph of Prince Kung, brother of the Chinese Emperor, taken by Felice Beato (1825-1903) in 1860

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'Prince Kung' A photograph of Prince Kung, brother of the Chinese Emperor, taken by Felice Beato (1825-1903) in 1860
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

A photograph entitled 'Prince Kung', taken by Felice Beato in 1860.

Prince Kung, or Prince Gong (1833-1898), was the younger brother of the Emperor of China. In the year that this photograph was taken, Prince Gong had been ordered by his brother to remain in Beijing to negotiate with the British and French Armies during the Second Opium War. After photographing events during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859), Beato was sent to China to document the Second Opium War.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1939-180/11
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford