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Tamamura, Kozaburo 1856-19??  Search this
Rosin, Henry D Dr  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund Baron von 1839-1911  Search this
Physical description:
Album 2, page 42: 1 photographic print : hand coloring ; image 19.2 x 24 cm., on mount 30.5 x 38.5 cm
Portraits  Search this
Photographic prints
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Forms part of Rosin album number 2. Page 42.
Included in an album produced by the studio of Tamamura Kozaburo.
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Felice Beato was born in Venice around 1825. During his lifetime, he accompanied the British troops in India, recording images of the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and the Franco-British troops in China to cover the end of the Second Opium War in 1859. With his friend Charles Wirgman, Beato opened a photography studio in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1860s, and produced many images of the Japanese and their lifestyle, as interpreted by the Westerners. Selling his studio to Baron von Stillfried in 1877, Beato eventually died in Burma around 1908.
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.
Collage of images produced by studeo of Tamamura Kozaburo of photographs by both Felice Beato and Baron Raimund von Stillfried. These images include, clockwise from upper left corner, two Buddhist priests, a nobleman, two child acrobats (von Stillfried), a woman in winter dress with umbrella, a female musician with shamisen, an officer with sword, and a couple with umbrella. A pine branch fills the upper right corner, and printed scenes of shrubbery accompany some of the images.
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
Photography  Search this
Collage  Search this
Buddhist priests  Search this
Nobility  Search this
Children  Search this
Street entertainers  Search this
Acrobats  Search this
Acrobatics  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Shamisen  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Singing  Search this
Religion  Search this
Women  Search this
Local number:
R386 (Rosin Number)
FSA A1999.35 386
Restrictions & Rights:
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
Rosin Collection, Album 2
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives