The 50th insert from the album The Imperial City of Beijing, China. The photo shows the central part of the staircase of the Gate of Heavenly Purity (Qianqingmen 乾清門) in the Forbidden City (Gugong 故宫 or Zijincheng 紫禁城) in Beijing, which was exclusively for the use of the emperor.
Workshop / factory / publisher: Ogawa Kazumasa, Tokyo Imperial Museum
Place of manufacture: Tokyo
Material description: paper
Manufacturing technique: black-and-white print
Dimensions: length: 48.2 cm, height: 36.4 cm
Inscription: The Flight of the Ch'ien-ch'ing Gate.
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Slovene Ethnographic Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1963
Last acquisition method: donation
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Ivan Skušek, Jr. and Tsuneko Kondō Kawase – Marija Skušek, National Museum of Slovenia, Slovene Ethnographic Museum
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