A photograph of portrait sketches of foreigners by Bessie L'Evesque Pirkis, Beijing, 1877

A photograph of portrait sketches of foreigners by Bessie L'Evesque Pirkis, Beijing, 1877

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: DH-s019. Sketches by Elizabeth (Bessie) L'Evesque Pirkis (1840-1900). As well as the sketches, there is a photographic portrait, at the bottom. Bessie L'Evesque Pirkis, the wife of Albert Pirkis, is three along, four down. Her husband, Albert Pirkis (the accountant at the British Legation), is five along, four down. The man two along, four down, might be Dr Stephen Wootton Bushell. See also DH-s020, DH-s021 and DH-s022.

Caption on photograph

PEKING CHRISTMAS 1877

Location

Beijing

Date

December 1877

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph