Photograph of George Ernest Morrison (1862-1920) with Sun Tienlu in Peking, China

Made by Yamamoto, S in Peking, China, c 1910.

George Ernest Morrison, also known as ‘Morrison of Peking’ and ‘Chinese Morrison’ was a doctor of medicine, adventurous traveller, and journalist who became resident correspondent of The Times (1897-1912) and political adviser to the President of China from 1912-1920.

Summary

2007/13/2
Photograph, George Ernest Morrison with Sun Tienlu, paper / cardboard, photograph by S Yamamoto, Peking, China, c. 1910

Black and white photograph of George Ernest (GE) Morrison (1862-1920) seated in wooden chair in an open courtyard with glass-framed doors behind. Standing to Morrison's right is his long-term man-servant, Sun Tienlu. The photograph is mounted in a dark grey card frame printed at bottom with photographer's name, S. Yamamoto, Peking.

Dimensions

245 mm
188 mm
5 mm

Production

The photograph was taken by S. Yamamoto in Peking, China, c. 1910.

Little is known about the Japanese photographer S. Yamamoto, but it is significant that he was the photographer of this important portrait of Alastair Morrison's father, George Ernest Morrison (1862-1920) and his long-standing male attendant, Sun Tianlu. S. Yamamoto worked as a photographer in Peking during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was one of the important photographers working in Peking at that time.
Yamamoto, S c 1910

History

This photograph was handed down in the Morrison family to Alastair Morrison (b. 1915), George Ernest Morrison's second son.
Morrison, Alastair

Source

Gift of Alastair Morrison, 2007
24 January, 2007

Cite this Object

Photograph of George Ernest Morrison (1862-1920) with Sun Tienlu in Peking, China 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 July 2017, <https://ma.as/362851>
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