CHINA. A good group of 50 views relating to Peking, including a visit by the Dalai Lama in 1907 (50)
Lot 42
PEKING
A good group of 50 views relating to Peking, including a visit by the Dalai Lama in 1907
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,223) inc. premium
Auction Details
CHINA. A good group of 50 views relating to Peking, including a visit by the Dalai Lama in 1907 (50)
Lot Details
PEKING
A good group of 50 views relating to Peking, including a visit by the Dalai Lama in 1907, gelatin silver prints, most with ink or pencil captions on verso, 100 x 155mm., or similar, c.1907-1912 (50)

Footnotes

  • Includes a good series, by an anonymous photographer, relating to the visit to Peking of the Dalai Lama in 1907 (18, including the train's arrival, the Lama Temple buildings, his guards and procession through the streets; Important buildings in Peking and neighbourhood (14); Mongolians and prayer wheel (3), foreigners in Peking (6, including a Jesuit Priest, Catholic Cathedral and members of the British legation), bodies of beheaded looters in the streets, 1911 (6); "Sports Day" at Imperial Peking University (3).

    PROVENANCE:
    John Warner, Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art from 1962 to 1976
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