Shōken Empress, consort of Meiji, Emperor of Japan 1850-1914 Search this
1 photographic print: hand coloring; 24.3 x 19.2 cm
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
According to Henry and Nancy Rosin, this photographic print was probably reprinted by another photographer in this format, a not uncommon practice.
Uchida Kuichi apprenticed under Ueno Hikoma, and eventually opened photo studios in Yokohama, Tokyo and Osaka. He is credited as taking one of the first photographs of the Emperor Meiji and his wife.
Empress Shoken, consort of the Meiji Emperor,dressed in imperial court robes. This is a reprint of Uchida's original photograph by the studio of Baron Raimund von Stillfried
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
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560