[Group Portrait of the Royal Marine Battalion]

Felice BeatoOctober 1864

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Two-part panorama taken from a high vantage point of a large number of Caucasian and possibly South Asian men, dressed in military uniforms at a military encampment. The men stand in distinct groups while carrying rifled muskets. Another group of men is visible in the center of the image, standing in a circle, facing inward, and playing musical instruments. Also visible in the background are a number of tents and large wooden buildings, possibly military barracks.


  • Title: [Group Portrait of the Royal Marine Battalion]
  • Creator: Felice Beato
  • Date Created: October 1864
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: 19.8 × 28.3 cm (7 13/16 × 11 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2007.26.207.13
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography
  • Creator Display Name: Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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