Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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North Taku Fort (China), After the Capture,

Albumen print

Dimensions (Image): 165 x 218 mm (6.5 x 8.6 in.)

Signed on mount, lower center: “203 North Taku Fort (China), After the Capture"; inscribed: “After attack by English forces—showing the good Chinamen—assisted by U.S. forces—‘Blood is Thicker than Water’”

Accession number: 1984.21.2

Purchase funds, 1984

The image was shot by Beato during the Third Opium War of 1860.

Bibliography: Ellen G. D’Oench, ed., with essays by Erica L. Frohman, Mary H. Goodrich, Karl E. Kusserow, and Laura R. Nierenberg, More Vivid Places: Victorian Photographs of Britain, the Middle East, and Orient [catalog for exhibition presented August 29 – October 25, 1984] (Middletown, CT: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, 1984), reproduced on p. 16.

Work Type: photograph

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