Interior of the Angle of North Fort Immediately after Its Capture

Object Details

Title:

Interior of the Angle of North Fort Immediately after Its Capture

Artist/Maker(s):

Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)

Culture:

British

Date:

August 21-22, 1860

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Dimensions:

25.6 x 29.9 cm (10 1/16 x 11 3/4 in.)

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Beato photographed the North Taku Fort shortly after its capture, creating a sequence of eight views in order to vividly re-create the event. A British military physician, Dr. David F. Rennie, recalled in his memoir of the campaign: "I passed into the fort, and a distressing scene of carnage disclosed itself. . . . Signor Beato was here in great excitement, characterising the group as 'beautiful, ' and begging that it might not be interfered with until perpetuated by his photographic apparatus, which was done a few minutes afterwards. "

Related Works
Exhibitions
Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road (December 7, 2010 to May 6, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), December 7, 2010 to April 24, 2011
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, (Tokyo), March 6 to May 6, 2012
Bibliography

Cameron, Nigel and L. Carrington Goodrich. The Face of China as Seen by Photographers & Travelers, 1860-1912. (Millerton: Aperture, 1978), p. 30.