The Earl of Elgin’s Entrance Into Pekin on the 24th of October Last to Sign the Treaty of Peace Between Great Britain and China
By: London Illustrated News
Date: January 9, 1861
Dimensions: 16 x 21 inches
A double-page wood engraved print, depicting Lord Elgin and his troop accompaniment marching into Peking for the Convention of Peking on October 24, 1860. This convention was set in place by both Great Britain and France to put an end to the Second Opium War. After the defeat of the Chinese forces, both the Earl of Elgin of Great Britain and Baron Gros of France marched into the Imperial City to demand Prince Gong to sign the peace treaty.
Condition: This print is in B+ condition, with no folds or tears. Mild toning around edges and a few light areas of foxing within the image.
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