Mar 23, 2022
Mar 23, 2022

Angle of Taku Fort at which the French entered

Angle of Taku Fort at which the French entered

1860

Felice A. Beato

(British, 1830-1906)

Albumen print from collodion negative

Image: 23.1 x 29.1 cm (9 1/8 x 11 7/16 in.); Paper: 23.1 x 29.1 cm (9 1/8 x 11 7/16 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2022.34

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Felice Beato was one of the pioneers of war photography.

Description

Beato’s photographs of the Second Opium War are believed to be the first that captured a military campaign in progress. Within that project, an extended sequence of photographs of the Taku Forts—to which this image belongs—exemplify the idea of creating a narrative recreation of the battle, a process that would later be followed by American photographers documenting the Civil War.

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