18th Mar, 2020 10:00

The Spring Auction

Lot 603

Album of photographs taken during the Revolutionary Period in China

An album of original photographs taken during the Revolutionary Foreign Concessions Period in China, circa 1911
black and white photographs, each individually captioned to front or verso, including scenes of Hankow City after the Bombardment, Rebel Forces, Imperial Troops, German, French and British Troops and Sailors, the Retreat from Hanyang after the Battle of Yangxia, Dead and Wounded, Russian Gunboat, War Junks Fleeing from Admiral Sah's Ships, Spies Awaiting Execution and others - contained within Bedouin photograph album
(97 photographs)

Notes: These photographs were taken during a fascinating and exceptionally tumultuous period in Chinese history. Numerous cities were divided into "concession territories": through an agreement with the Qing dynasty. Japan, Britain, the US, and a number of European powers (France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Austria-Hungary) administered different sections of the city and strong fighting between loyalist and rebels was still ongoing.

Sold for £5,500


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