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Fujiyama from Hakone Lake

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Kimbei Studios, Japanese
Fujiyama from Hakone Lake, 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: 2013.3.31


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 right hand corner, the number 991 appears with the title. The photo is stamped, just above the title, with an additional 991.

Medium
hand-colored albumen print

Object Description
Hakone Lake stretches in the foreground. The banks of the lake rise up into wooded hills in the midground. In the center of the work, beyond the hills, a pale Mt. Fuji towers in the distance.

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