The Empress Dowager Cixi and others, in a barge, Beihai Park, Beijing

The Empress Dowager Cixi and others, in a barge, Beihai Park, Beijing

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: He03-216. Photo from an album (UoB reference He03) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference PP MS 82/14). No caption in the album for this photo. Empress Dowager Cixi (慈禧太后) (1835 – 1908), is sitting in the middle of this group, which includes Empress Longyu, Concubine Jin, ‘Princess’ Derling, Derling's mother, wife of Cixi's nephew, Prince Qing's third and fourth daughters, Li Lianying and others, in Zhonghai, Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan), Peking (Beijing). Cixi is in the guise of Guanyin, the goddess of mercy - and surrounded by lotus flowers. Photograph by Yu Xunling (勋龄). A framed print of this photograph is on the wall in another Hedgeland photograph (He-s11).

Location

Beijing

Estimated Date

1903-1905

Photographer

Yu Xunling

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London