The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Porcelain Tower]

Object Details

Title:

[Porcelain Tower]

Artist/Maker:

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

Culture:

English

Place:

China (Place Created)

Date:

October 1860

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

2007.26.206.88

Dimensions:

24.9 × 30 cm (9 13/16 × 11 13/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography

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Object Description

View of an ornately decorated tower with three visible viewing galleries. The tower is surrounded by another building of lower height and tall trees. Visible in the background is a complex of unidentifiable built structures, as well as a mountain range.