The Lovers' Leap

Made:
c. 1871 in Min Chiang
photographer:
John Thomson
'The Lover's Leap'
      A photograph of a stretch of the River Min, China, taken by John Thomson [1837-1921] in about 1871

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'The Lover's Leap' A photograph of a stretch of the River Min, China, taken by John Thomson [1837-1921] in about 1871
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A photograph entitled 'The Lover's Leap', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871. The photograph shows of a stretch of the River Min, China, in the background is Five Tigers Mountain, the view was known to Europeans at the time as 'Lover's Leap'.

A photograph entitled 'The Lover's Leap', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871.

The photograph shows of a stretch of the River Min, China, in the background is Five Tigers Mountain, the view was known to Europeans at the time as 'Lover's Leap'.

This photograph was published in the book, 'Foochow and the River Min' (1873), made by Thomson to document his travels up the River Min by boat from Fuzhou to Nanping, a distance of about 160 miles.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1992-5063/3
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford