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Collection: ECA Rare Books; Persons: ; Event: N/A; Place: China; Category: Travel; Military; Description: The album is large, measuring 69 cm, in a fairly elaborate embossed and gilt-tooled leather binding, with æChinaÆ tooled in gilt on the front; it contains 59 mounted images on 56 leaves; at least thirteen leaves are missing. The subject matter includes: studio portraits of Chinese people; images of China recording Lord ElginÆs military campaign of 1860 in the Second Opium War; views of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Macao, including a number of multi-plate panoramas, one of them hand-tinted.  The photographs are captioned, neatly, by hand, on the album leaves.  The pictures of Lord ElginÆs campaign are accurately dated, August û October 1860, but of the rest only one is dated (Fol. 10 ôConsular Church, Cantonö, 1863). Very few are in any way signed: those which are have æS. DuttonÆ or æDutton and MichaelsÆ written on the negatives, often in such a way that it is not particularly obvious on the print. However, many of the photographs can be attributed from external sources: those of ElginÆs campaign are the work of Felice Beato, who travelled with the army, probably on a semi-official basis, and who was given access to the sites of battles immediately afterwards. Most of the portraits of Chinese people are the work of ôMr. M. Millerö, who ran a photographic studio in Hong Kong between 1861 and 1864.  He may also be responsible for some of the landscape views, particularly the multi-plate panoramas. However, he was taught this technique by Beato himself, and C. Worswick observes that the two photographersÆ images of this type are often indistinguishable. Beato worked with an artist, Charles Wirgman, in Japan between 1864 and 1867, to produce very high quality tinted versions of his prints. On the basis of the presence of a combination of Beato and MillerÆs work it can be concluded that the album probably dates from the mid-1860s. Some of the photographs are Panoramas and Portraits: 1860’s China Following on from a visit from the Confucius Institute in September, it was agreed we...

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