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Chinese execution, 1860 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30377A/15

Scope and Contents

268 x 214 mm. View showing a public beheading about to take place. In the centre the executioner stands, his sword held above the neck of the kneeling man, while spectators form a semi-circle in the background. This print is reproduced in Worswick, p. 62 and there attributed to W. Saunders, active in Shanghai from the 1860s-80s.


  • 1860 - 1889

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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some overall fading.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Finding aid date

2012-09-20 10:24:52+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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