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Panorama - Odin Bay

Felice Beato, Henry Heringnegative June 21 - July 21, 1860; print 1862

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Beato was able to record the French and British forces regrouping on their way up the coast from Hong Kong to Peking (present-day Beijing). The widespread encampment of the troops nearly fills the four-part panorama and seems to threaten the small local village on the far right.

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  • Title: Panorama - Odin Bay
  • Creator: Felice Beato, Henry Hering
  • Date: negative June 21 - July 21, 1860; print 1862
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: Other: 23.9 x 29 cm (9 7/16 x 11 7/16 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: 2007.26.198.4
  • Markings: Recto (mount): separate label affixed to lower right corner, imprinted in black ink, "D Panorama. -- Odin Bay, June 21st, 1860. (In four pieces.)" ['In four pieces' in italics] Recto (print, first image): inscribed in negative at lower right corner, "D1" Recto (print, second image): inscribed in negative at lower right corner, "D2" Recto (print, third image): inscribed in negative at lower right corner, "D3" Recto (print, fourth image): inscribed in negative at lower right corner, "D4"
  • Inscription: Recto (mount): upper right corner, in pencil, "4(ABCD)"; lower right edge, in pencil, ".83" Verso (mount): upper left edge, in pencil, "4 (ABCD)" Verso (print, first image): lower left corner, in pencil, "3d [encircled with an 'x' through it] [space] 4D" Verso (print, second image): lower left corner, in pencil, "3c [encircled with an 'x' through it] [space] 4C" Verso (print, third image): lower left corner, in pencil, "3b [encircled with an 'x' through it] [space] 4B" Verso (print, fourth image): lower left corner, in pencil, "3a [encircled with an 'x' through it] [space] 4A"; lower left corner, in pencil, "EX.2000.1.4 / TR 1706.83"
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: British
  • Credit Line: Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography
  • Classification: Photographs

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