London, South Kensington
1 May 1997
Baron von Stillfried and others
Japanese portrait studies, 1870s-80s
Album containing thirty-six hand-tinted albumen prints, each approx. 8 x 10½ in. or the reverse, the majority numbered in the negatives, half brown morocco, titled Japanese Photographs in gilt on front cover, g.e., oblong 4to.
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Worswick, Japan Photographs 1854-1905, p. 20 (illus.) where attributed to Beato; Cortazzi and Bennett, Japan, pl. 74
Portraits of geisha, women at their toilet, women in travelling chairs, buddhist priests, musicians, dancing girls, a wood-worker, weavers, japanese wrestlers, a samurai, and a betto.
Some of the images are from negatives by Beato.
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