Summer Palace, Peking, 1860

Felice Beato

Summer Palace, Peking, 1860
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Summer Palace, Peking, 1860.

Photograph by Felice Beato (1825-1907), 2nd China War (1857-1860), 1860.

During the assault on Peking on 6 October 1860 British and French forces looted the Chinese Emperor's Summer Palace. Twelve days later, in retribution for the torture and murder of European and Indian prisoners, including two British envoys, the palace was burned to the ground.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
16651
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1967-09-83-65

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