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Auction: 19th-century Beijing photographs

London auction house Sotheby's is to put on sale a collection of photos on Beijing taken by Italian-British photographer Felice Beato in 1860, which includes the first photographic panorama of Peking showing the interior of the city, under the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Sotheby's believe that the photos could fetch between £100,000 to £200,000, adding that the auction house has received phone calls from potential buyers, including private collectors in China.

You can find full details of this lot (185) which goes under the hammer on 14th May here


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