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Unidentified photographer [Attributed to]
31st Regt 1861
[Regimental groups, Tientsin, 1861]
Private collection of John Cloake
Warning The attribution to Felice Beato is uncertain and we would like to hear of any evidence as to whom took the photographs of the Regimental groups at Tientsin in 1861. These images were taken after the fighting and it is known that other amateur photographers were at Tientsin at this time and Beato was in England for part of 1861.
This photograph was one of a number sold by Pump Park to the present collector. The source is thought to be from "An album compiled by C.H. Cox of the 60th Rifles, comprising approximately 10 pencil or watercolours sketches and approximately 24 photographs, original red cloth, lettered on the upper cover, rebacked, contents working loose, oblong folio, 1854-1861" (Bonhams Sale 18060 - India and Beyond, Knightsbridge, 13 April 2010)