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Panorama of Peking, Taken from the South Gate, Leading into the Chinese City

Felice Beatonegative October 1860; print 1862

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Taken during the Second Opium War, this 180- degree panorama of Peking (present-day Beijing) seems both to witness and to celebrate the takeover of the Chinese capital by British and French troops. The view is centered on the Da Qing Gate, a passage leading to the Imperial City. The monument to its left is the west wing of the Wu (Meridian) Gate, the main entrance to the Forbidden City.

Details

  • Title: Panorama of Peking, Taken from the South Gate, Leading into the Chinese City
  • Creator: Felice Beato, Henry Hering
  • Date Created: negative October 1860; print 1862
  • Location Created: Pekin, China
  • Physical Dimensions: Other: 22.3 × 29.2 cm (8 3/4 × 11 1/2 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: 2007.26.198.31
  • Culture: British
  • 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) Henry Hering (British, 1814 - 1893)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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