Treasury Street, Canton

Object Details

Title:

Treasury Street, Canton

Artist/Maker(s):

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

Henry Hering (British, 1814 - 1893)

Culture:

British

Place(s):

Canton, China (Place created)

Date:

negative April 1860; print 1862

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Dimensions:

30.5 x 25 cm (12 x 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

The Wilson Centre for Photography LLC

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