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King Mongkut (King Rama IV) of Siam (Thailand). Photograph by John Thomson, 1865.

  • Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921
Date:
[1865]
Reference:
19450i
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Description

King Mongkut (reigned 1851-1868) wearing a French-style military uniform, with a broad sash, seated at a table. A French-style cap [képi] lies on the table. For further details see Paisarn Piemmettawat, loc. cit.

Publication/Creation

[1865]

Physical description

1 photograph : glass photonegative, wet collodion

Lettering

The late first (king of) Siam

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

References note

Paisarn Piemmettawat, Siam through the lens of John Thomson 1865-66, including Angkor and coastal China, Bangkok: River Books, 2015, pp. 42-43

Lettering note

Signed
Bears Thomson's negative number: "601"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19450i

Languages

  • English


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