Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

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.
  • Pictures

About this work


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

Physical description

1 print : process print ; image 15.2 x 22.72 cm


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'


Wellcome Library no. 586381i


  • English

Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores
    OpenOnline request

Permanent link