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Captain Anstruther

Captain Anstruther

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Captain Anstruther, 'Capt. Anstruther. Transporting from and to prison'. In a wooden cage. Capt. Philip Anstruther (1807-84) was in charge of a detachment of Madras Artillery in the Anglo-Chinese war of 1840-41. He was captured by the Chinese on 15th September 1840, and transported about the country in a wooden cage. 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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