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Kimbei Studios, Japanese
Untitled (Clouds over Mountains), c. 1890
Photographic materials and colors on paper
8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (20.96 x 26.04 cm)


Object Type: Photography
Technique: Photography
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchase, Scripps Collectors' Circle
Accession Number: 2013.3.7


Commentary
This work is one of 50 hand-colored albumen prints of portraits and scenes of Japanese life.

Content : Gilt-edge leaves are tabbed into album with lacquer boards and leather spine, with the title, "Japan," in gold. Front cover has hand-painted and inlaid scene of a man pulling a rickshaw in which a woman with an umbrella is seated. Both wear traditional garb. Inlays are of ivory. Back cover is painted with the images of a dragonfly, cricket, praying mantis, butterfly and another winged insect, possibly a bee. End papers and doublure are of imitation moire.

Content : Views are numbered with Arabic numerals in negative.

Medium
hand-colored albumen print

Object Description
Clouds whirl and coil over mountain peaks.

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