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Photographer:
Stillfried, Raimund Baron von 1839-1911  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Subject:
Stillfried, Raimund Baron von 1839-1911  Search this
Physical description:
Album 1, page 49: 1 photographic print: hand coloring; image 26.4 x 20.5 cm., on mount 26 x 33.5 cm
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1875
ca 1875
19th century
Notes:
Forms part of Rosin album number 1. Page 49.
Title taken from label affixed to bottom center of mount.
This album, with covers of lacquer and ivory, was produced by a shop which used photographs by Beato, Von Stillfried, Kimbei, and others, without including their descriptions or numbers. Each photograph is described by a label affixed below the print. The work is almost certainly by A. Farsari, who owned the stock of all of these photographs in the 1880s. Kimbei kept some stock he had purchased from Von Stillfried in his own shop. Confusion and uncertainty regarding attribution of 19th century Japanese photography is well-discussed in published material.
Baron von Stillfried was an Austrian noble who arrived in Japan in 1868. In 1871, von Stillfried opened a photo studio in Yokohama under the name, Messrs. Stillfried & Co. In 1877, in partnership with Hermann Anderson, von Stillfried bought Felice Beato's studio and negatives, and continued to take photographs of Japanese people. He eventually left Japan for Hong Kong in 1881.
Summary:
Two wrestlers in competition.
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
Sumo wrestlers  Search this
Local number:
R341 (Rosin Number)
FSA A1999.35 341
Restrictions & Rights:
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Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
Rosin Collection, Album 1
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_240055