[The Old Summer Palace, Beijing]
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[The Old Summer Palace, Beijing]

c1920s-1930s. Watercolour with pencil, titled in Chinese in lower margin, 23 x 31.4cm. Slight crease to upper left corner, foxing overall.

Prov.: W.A. Pennell estate. In 1860 during the Second Opium War, two British envoys, a journalist for The Times and their escort of British and Indian troopers met with the Royal Prince under a flag of truce to negotiate. They were imprisoned, resulting in twenty deaths. The British High Commissioner to China, Lord Elgin retaliated by ordering the destruction of the palace, which was carried out by British and French troops. Ref: Wiki

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Item #CL173-22

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies

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