London, South Kensington
22 November 1996
Japanese landscape and portrait studies, 1880s
Concertina album containing fifty hand-tinted albumen prints, each approx. 3½ x 5¼ in. or the reverse, several titled and numbered in the negatives, occasional tissue guards, red lacquer boards (front cover detached and part disbound), ivory and gilt onlay depicting two women in a Japanese landscape, 6 x 7¾ in.
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Portraits of geisha, actors, a carpenter, women cleaning, at their toilet, preparing food, drinking tea, and arranging flowers; river views and temples.
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