No. 2 Antique Print of Chinese Street Punishments by Allom (1859)



Description: Antique print titled ‘No.2 Street Punishments’. Print of Chinese street punishments. Shows a prisoner suspended from a cross-pole, supported by two uprights, by a rope passed round his neck and under his arms—his feet being tied together, and drawn up higher than the level of his head, by another. His breast rests on a long bamboo, which is held at each end by a policeman; and it is evident, that by elevating and lowering this pole, letting the prisoner fall upon it each time, the severity of the punishment is greatly increased. This print originates from ‘The Chinese Empire: historical and descriptive. Illustrating the manners and customs of the Chinese ,in a series of steel engravings, from original sketches’ by T. Allom


Artists and Engravers: Thomas Allom (1804–1872) was an English architect, artist, and illustrator, who published books on his travels from Europe to the Middle East and throughout Asia.

  • Date: 1859
  • Overall size: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
  • Image size: 18 x 19 cm.
  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Minor wear, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: JAK-532
  • Price: 88,5 Euro / 104 USD / 1.500.000 IDR