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Kimbei Studios, Japanese
Kakehashi Kisogawa Nakosendo, c. 1890
Photographic materials and colors on paper
8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (21 x 26 cm)


Object Type: Photography
Technique: Photography
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchase, Scripps Collectors' Circle
Accession Number: 2013.3.21


Commentary
This work is one of 50 hand-colored albumen prints of protraits 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.

Marks
In the lower righthand corner, the number, 1152, appears with the title.
The number, 1152, is also marked in black on the lower left side.

Medium
hand-colored albumen print

Object Description
A river runs past a wooden building on the left, and rocky banks on the right. A red-leaved maple tree adorns the front of the building. Mountains are visible in the background. A small boat is on the river.

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