Danh Vo

Looty, 1865, 2013

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During the Second Opium War, in 1860, the Old Summer Palace in Beijing was occupied by British and French troops. An elderly aunt of emperor Xiangfeng committed suicide and was found with her five Pekingese mourning her death. One of the dogs ultimately ended up in the possession of Queen Victoria, who named it Looty. The events introduced the previously unknown breed, which for centuries could be owned by members of the Chinese Imperial Palace only, to the Western World.

Print technique
Photogravure on Somerset White Satin 300g
Paper size 49 x 37.5 cm
Edition of 24
Printed by Julie Dam
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Signed by:
The print is validated with a certificate of authenticity.
Registration no
ID: DaV 13 002-1

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