A Chinese brush painting depicting and describing the defeat of the French in the Battle of Fisherman's Wharf (artist and date are both unknown). Danshui (aka Tamsui and Hobe) is located on the upper right along the coastal area. A small observation post is on the left. The tall trees can only be the pines near the Hobe Gun Battery.
In the foreground of this picture, three (out of a total of five) battalions of French fusiliers marins in formation faced a line of Qing defenders several men deep. The involvement of horsemen on both sides also is clearly seen. Firing by volleys by the French during retreat was the main reason why so many advancing Qing infantrymen were injured or killed (more than 200 casualties).