Tortures

Tortures

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Credit: BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tortures. Method of extracting the truth. Two people bound and hanging from a wooden frame. Gouache on pith paper. China/Canton style. Image taken from Album containing 12 paintings illustrating Chinese punishments. Hastings Albums. Originally published in 1840 - 1860.

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Keywords: album containing 12 paintings illustrating chinese, chinese and english, historical, history

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