Fortifications of Beijing

Made:
1860 in Beijing
photographer:
Felice Beato
Fortifications of Beijing
      A photograph of the fortifications of Peking (Beijing), taken by Felice Beato (1825-1903) on 21 October 1860

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Fortifications of Beijing A photograph of the fortifications of Peking (Beijing), taken by Felice Beato (1825-1903) on 21 October 1860
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

A photograph of the fortifications of Beijing taken by Felice Beato in 1860.

The photograph is annotated 'Top of the wall, from Anting Gate, Pekin, taken possession by English and French troops October 21st 1860'. In October 1860, during the Second Opium War, a combined Anglo-French expeditionary force captured Beijing and proceeded to ransack the city.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1939-180/28
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford