A Family Portrait: Enrique Stanko Vráz and the Qing Aristocracy During the Boxer Rebellion
|Klíčová slova||Enrique Stanko Vráz, old photographs from China, Boxer Rebellion, Prince Su family|
|Citace||HEROLDOVÁ, Helena a TODOROVOVÁ, Jiřina. A Family Portrait: Enrique Stanko Vráz and the Qing Aristocracy During the Boxer Rebellion. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Praha: Národní muzeum, 2018, 39(1), 51–74. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/anpm-2018-0005. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Dostupné také z: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicke-publikace/aotnpm/39-1/a-family-portrait-enrique-stanko-vraz-and-the-qing-aristocracy-during-the-boxer-rebellion|
The Czech traveller and photographer Enrique Stanko Vraz (1860–1932) spent three spring months in China during the Boxer Uprising in 1901. He was amongst the first travellers – photo-reporters. He preferred realistic photographs as the best proof of capturing the world around him. In Beijing, he took several hundred photographs including the Manchu aristocratic families. Among them, he photographed Prince Su (1866–1922), an important late Qing statesman, and his family. The study discusses Prince Su’s family photographs in relations to Vraz’s notes and travel books.