Treasury Street, Canton

Object Details

Title:

Treasury Street, Canton

Artist/Maker:

Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)
Henry Hering (British, 1814 - 1893)

Culture:

British

Place:

Canton, China (Place created)

Date:

negative April 1860; print 1862

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

2007.26.198.69

Dimensions:

30.5 × 25 cm (12 × 9 13/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography

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When Beato arrived in China, he began recording local life. In April, while waiting for the British and French forces to prepare the upcoming offensive, he went to Canton (present-day Guangzhou) to photograph major monuments, such as the Nine-Storied Pagoda, an ancient Buddhist temple built in 537, as well as more vernacular subjects like the lively shops of Treasury Street.

Provenance
1994 - 2007

The Wilson Centre for Photography, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007.

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 (Chiyoda-Kn, Tokyo), March 6 to May 6, 2012