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Canton, Kwangtung province, China. Photograph by John Thomson, 1869.

  • Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921.
Date
1869
Reference
19530i
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Description

Two Buddhist monks, playing "chess" [perhaps Gò' or another board game?] in a dark interior, both wearing white robes. Three others at the table, the centre one of these, the oldest, wearing spectacles. Others, much younger, looking on from the edges of the room

Publication/Creation

1869

Physical description

1 photograph : glass photonegative, wet collodion ; glass approximately 25.5 x 30.5 cm (10 x 12 in.)

Lettering

Game of chess. Chinese monks (Buddhists)

Notes

This is one of a collection of original glass negatives made by John Thomson. The negatives, made between 1868 and 1872, were purchased from Thomson by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1921

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "641"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19530i

Languages

  • English


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