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Interior of the Angle of North Fort Immediately after Its Capture

Felice BeatoAugust 21-22, 1860

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

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. "

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  • Title: Interior of the Angle of North Fort Immediately after Its Capture
  • Date Created: August 21-22, 1860
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: w29.9 x h25.6 cm
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=111676
  • Medium: Albumen silver
  • photographer: Felice Beato (British, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)
  • Terms of Use: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • Subject: War

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