University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: VH02-191. Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution reference: L04357-082a. This is a slightly out of focus copy photograph of a photograph of Ye Mingchen 葉名琛 (Yeh Ming-ch'en) (1807-1859), which was taken after he had been captured by the British. Ye Mingchen, the Governor General of Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces (LiangGuang) was referred to as Commissioner Ye, by the British. He was captured by British forces after their bombardment of Guangzhou in December 1857. The original photograph has been attributed to either Felice Beato (Photograph taken in Calcutta, 1859) or to Pierre Joseph Rossier (Photograph taken in Canton, 1858). See

Caption on mount

Estimated date
1859 or 1859
Black and white photograph
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath