Loading

Angle of North Taku Fort at which the French entered

Felice BeatoAugust 21-22, 1860

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Beato photographed the North Taku Fort shortly after its capture, creating a sequence of eight views in order to vividly re-create the event. A British military physician, Dr. David F. Rennie, recalled in his memoir of the campaign: "I passed into the fort, and a distressing scene of carnage disclosed itself. . . . Signor Beato was here in great excitement, characterising the group as 'beautiful, ' and begging that it might not be interfered with until perpetuated by his photographic apparatus, which was done a few minutes afterwards. "

Show lessRead more

Details

  • Title: Angle of North Taku Fort at which the French entered
  • Creator: Felice Beato
  • Date: August 21-22, 1860
  • Location Created: Tianjin, China
  • Physical Dimensions: 22.3 x 30 cm (8 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 2007.26.112
  • Markings: Recto (mount): lower center below image, in brown ink, "Interior of River Bastion"
  • Inscription: Recto (mount): lower left corner, in pencil, "Beato"; lower right, in pencil, "8913837"
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: British
  • Credit Line: Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography
  • Classification: Photographs

Recommended

Translate with Google
Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile