Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: RA-m177. A scan of a magic lantern slide. Royal Asiatic Society Library reference: Glass Slide.00/(177). Photograph by Sze Yuen Ming (Yao Hua) Studio. This photograph was most probably taken in Shanghai. See page 31of Photography and China by Claire Roberts (Reaktion Books, 2013), who notes the 'obvious lack of authenticity' and the 'bizarre theatricality' of this 'crude re-enactment'.

Caption on mount
177 / CHINESE COURT


Location
Estimated date
1893
Material
Other
Media
Black and white photograph
Repository
Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland