Liabeuf, D. & Svartzman, J: L'OEIL DU CONSUL: AUGUSTE FRANCOIS EN CHINE (1896-1904). (The Eye of the Consul: Auguste Francois in China (1896-1904)). Paris, 1989. 215 pp. B/w photographic illustrations throughout, many full page. 29x25 cm. Cloth.
Scarce work on the photographs taken by the Frenchman, Auguste Francois, Consul-General in Yunnan from 1899 to 1904. The majority of the images date from 1903 and show life in and around the city of Kunming, elsewhere in Yunnan province and Francois' travels along the Yangtze River and in the Tibetan foothills. The glass negatives are held in the Musee Guimet. A marvellous visual record of life in a then remote and little-visited part of China. Illustrated throughout. Text in French.
Subjects: Photography Foreigners in
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Was item 117 in printed List 196.
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