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An executioner raises his sword as he prepares to sever the head of one of two ring leaders of a band of pirates who attacked the houseboat Helvetia in Canton, a group of soldiers in parade stand behind and in the foreground a group of on-lookers. Photogravure after A. Michie after a drawing by F.C. Dickinson ca. 1880.

  • Dickinson, F.C.
Date
1880?
Reference
586381i
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About this work

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1880?

Physical description

1 print : process print ; image 15.2 x 22.72 cm

Lettering

The allies in China: the execution of the pirates who attacked a foreign houseboat. Drawn by F.C. Dickinson from a sketch by A. Michie, Jun.

Lettering note

Passage below image describes the incident: 'A correspondent in Canton writes ... we illustrated the attack on the houseboat in our issue of March 23'

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 586381i

Languages

  • English


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