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Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Physical description:
1 photographic print : hand coloring ; image 24.4 x 19 cm., on mount 25.7 x 20.5 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Notes:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Summary:
A woman in elaborate costume, with various kanzashi (hair ornaments), poses in indoor setting. Her ornate kanzashi with a sakura motif is reminiscent of those worn by oiran or tayu, the highest ranking of courtesan. Her clothing and hair accessories would suggest that she is perhaps either a real entertainer or a model dressed as one.
Photographer unidentified.
Cite as:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Partial purchase and gift of Henry and Nancy Rosin, 1999-2001
Repository Loc.:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Ornamental combs  Search this
Geishas  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Kimonos  Search this
Women  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Local number:
R006 (Rosin Number)
FSA A1999.35 006
Restrictions & Rights:
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Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_239255