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on verso of mount, by unknown hand, along top in black ink on paper label: View of the Imperial Winter palace Pekin, showing the Artificial Hill. / Pekin October 29th 1860.; upper left in graphite: 2; bottom right in graphite: 00:6693


(sale, Christie's, South Kensington, 05 May 2000, lot 302, as The Second Opium War China, 1860); Michael and Jane Wilson, Wilson Centre for Photography, London, acquired 2000; gift to NGA, 2012.