Sacred Temple of Heaven

Felice Beato, Henry Heringnegative October 1860; print 1862

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum


  • Title: Sacred Temple of Heaven
  • Creator: Felice Beato, Henry Hering
  • Date: negative October 1860; print 1862
  • Location Created: Pekin, China
  • Physical Dimensions: 25.5 x 29.7 cm (10 1/16 x 11 11/16 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: 2007.26.198.41
  • Markings: Recto (mount): separate label affixed to lower right corner, imprinted in black ink, "38 Sacred Temple of Heaven, where the Emperor sacrifices once a / year in the Chinese City, Pekin, October, 1860." Recto (print): inscribed in negative at lower right corner, "P 38"
  • Inscription: Recto (mount): upper right corner, in pencil, "41" Verso (mount): lower left corner, in pencil, "41"; lower left edge, in pencil, 'EX.2000.1.41 [space] .35"
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: British
  • Credit Line: Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography
  • Classification: Photographs