[Photographic Copy of a Drawing of an Execution by Charles Wirgman]

Felice Beatoafter November 1864

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Photographic reproduction of a drawing by Charles Wirgman, depicting a public execution by beheading, witnessed by a large number of men dressed in traditional garments and military uniform. Also visible in the foreground are three children and a woman, all dressed in traditional garments.


  • Title: [Photographic Copy of a Drawing of an Execution by Charles Wirgman]
  • Creator: Felice Beato
  • Date Created: after November 1864
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: 19.5 × 28.4 cm (7 11/16 × 11 3/16 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: 2007.26.207.18
  • 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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