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Inscription

on verso of mount, by unknown hand, along top in black ink on paper label: Sacred Temple of Heaven Where the Emperor sacrifices once a year in the / Chinese City - Pekin October 1860.; bottom left in graphite: 00.6693

Provenance

(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.