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Felice Beato Photograph Album - "Photographs of Delhi", circa 1858

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Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Physical description:
35 albumen prints mouned into album (2.5 linear ft.) : black and white
1 photograph : black and white
1 glass negative : black and white
Type:
Albumen prints
Collection descriptions
Photograph albums
Photographs
Glass negatives
Place:
India, Delhi, Delhi
India
Date:
1858
circa 1858
Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858
1850-1900
Notes:
Felice Beato (born 1833 or 1834, died c. 1907), sometimes known as Felix Beato, was a Corfiote photographer. At the time of his birth, Corfu was part of the British protectorate of the Ionian Islands, and so Beato would have qualified as a British subject. Corfu had previously been a Venetian possession, and this fact goes some way to explaining the many references to Beato as "Italian" and "Venetian" member of the Corfiot Italians. The Beato family is recorded as having moved to Corfu in the 17th century and was one of the noble Venetian families that ruled the island during the Republic of Venice.
Beato was one of the first photographers to take pictures in East Asia and one of the first war photographers. His photographs represent the first substantial oeuvre of what came to be called photojournalism. He is noted for his genre works, portraits, and views and panoramas of the architecture and landscapes of Asia and the Mediterranean region. Beato's travels throughout Asia gave him the opportunity to create powerful and lasting images of countries, people and events that were unfamiliar and remote to most people in Europe and North America. To this day his work provides the key images of such events as the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the Second Opium War. The Indian Rebellion or Indian Mutiny, also called Sepoy Mutiny (1857-58), was a widespread uprising against British rule in India begun by Indian troops (sepoys) in the service of the British East India Co. Beato documented the aftermath of the gruesome events, depicting military groups, bullet-scarred walls, blown-out battlements, corpse-littered courtyards, and the hangings of mutineers.
Summary:
35 albumen prints by Felice Beato, mounted into album format with captions, entitled "Photographs of Delhi and c.," depicting views of the Indian Mutiny near Delhi, India, ca. 1858. The photographs are an enormously important records of buildings in Delhi which were subsequently destroyed by the British.
Cite as:
Felice Beato Photograph Album - "Photographs of Delhi." Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C
Topic:
History
Local number:
FSA A1993.04
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
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Still Prints of Asia: View of Lake Ashi and Mountains at Hakone, Japan, circa 1860s

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Creator:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Physical description:
1 print : albumen ; image 21.5 x 28 cm., mounted 41 x 51 cm
Type:
Panoramas
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Japan
Hakone-machi (Japan)
Date:
1860
circa 1860s
Notes:
Although he was born in Greece, Felice Beato worked as a press photographer in England and achieved recognition for his coverage of British political conflicts, photographing the Crimean War of 1855 and, together with his brother-in-law, James Robertson, the 1858 Indian Mutiny in Delhi and Lucknow. The images Beato took during this time are thought to be the first to depict actual human corpses on the battlefield. After moving to Yokohama in 1863, Beato opened the area's first photography studio and documented the people and culture of Japan for the next twenty years, taking photographs and selling them to tourists. During his travels, Beato was able to gain access to Japanese ports that were open only to diplomats by acting as an official photographer for the British navy.
Lake Ashi, or Ashinoko, is a crater lake that lies along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone, an active volcano in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshū, Japan. The lake is popular with tourists because of its hot springs and views of Mt. Fuji.
Summary:
One albumen print, circa 1860s. Panoramic view by Felix Beato of Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and surrounding mountains at Hakone, Japan.
Topic:
Lakes
Mountains
Local number:
FSA A1999.07
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
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Still Prints of Asia: The Residency, Lucknow, 1858

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Creator:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Physical description:
1 print : albumen ; image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 38 x 41 cm
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Albumen prints
Place:
India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
Lucknow (India)
Date:
1858
Siege, 1857
Notes:
Although he was born in Greece, Felice Beato worked as a press photographer in England and achieved recognition for his coverage of British political conflicts, photographing the Crimean War of 1855 and, together with his brother-in-law, James Robertson, the 1858 Indian Mutiny in Delhi and Lucknow. The images Beato took during this time are thought to be the first to depict actual human corpses on the battlefield. After moving to Yokohama in 1863, Beato opened the area's first photography studio and documented the people and culture of Japan for the next twenty years, taking photographs and selling them to tourists. During his travels, Beato was able to gain access to Japanese ports that were open only to diplomats by acting as an official photographer for the British navy.
Lucknow was the capital of the former state of Oudh (now spelt Awadh, and a region in the state of Uttar Pradesh), in India. The prolonged defense there by the British proved to be one of the key episodes in the unsuccessful Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858.
Summary:
One albumen print by Felix Beato, mounted on card, with "Residency" inscribed in black ink below the print. View of the shelled remains of the Residency in Lucknow, with two men sitting in the foreground, circa 1858.
Topic:
History
Local number:
FSA A1999.28
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Still Prints of Asia: Alumbagh, near Lucknow, 1858

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Creator:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Physical description:
1 print : albumen ; image 24 x 29 cm., mounted 38 x 41 cm
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Albumen prints
Place:
India, Uttar Padesh, Lucknow
Lucknow (India)
Date:
1858
Siege, 1857
Notes:
Although he was born in Greece, Felice Beato worked as a press photographer in England and achieved recognition for his coverage of British political conflicts, photographing the Crimean War of 1855 and, together with his brother-in-law, James Robertson, the 1858 Indian Mutiny in Delhi and Lucknow. The images Beato took during this time are thought to be the first to depict actual human corpses on the battlefield. After moving to Yokohama in 1863, Beato opened the area's first photography studio and documented the people and culture of Japan for the next twenty years, taking photographs and selling them to tourists. During his travels, Beato was able to gain access to Japanese ports that were open only to diplomats by acting as an official photographer for the British navy.
Lucknow was the capital of the former state of Oudh (now spelt Awadh, and a region in the state of Uttar Pradesh), in India. The prolonged defense there by the British proved to be one of the key episodes in the unsuccessful Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858. Alumbagh (Alambagh) was a large residence and garden located about 4 miles from Lucknow. It was used as a fort by the rebels and later as the military command for the British.
Summary:
One albumen print by Felix Beato, mounted on card, with "Alumbagh near Lucknow 1857-8" lightly inscribed in pencil below the print. View of the Alumbagh (or Alambagh) palace and surrounding entrenchments, circa 1858.
Topic:
History
Local number:
FSA A1999.29
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Still Prints of Asia: Inside the Secunderabagh, Lucknow, circa 1858

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Creator:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Physical description:
1 print : albumen ; image 26 x 30 cm., mounted 38 x 41 cm
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Albumen prints
Place:
India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
Lucknow (India)
Sikandar Garden (Lucknow, India)
Date:
1858
circa 1858
Siege, 1857
Notes:
Although he was born in Greece, Felice Beato worked as a press photographer in England and achieved recognition for his coverage of British political conflicts, photographing the Crimean War of 1855 and, together with his brother-in-law, James Robertson, the 1858 Indian Mutiny in Delhi and Lucknow. After moving to Yokohama in 1863, Beato opened the area's first photography studio and documented the people and culture of Japan for the next twenty years, taking photographs and selling them to tourists. During his travels, Beato was able to gain access to Japanese ports that were open only to diplomats by acting as an official photographer for the British navy.
The Sikandar Garden is a villa and garden complex located on the outskirts of Lucknow, which was the capital of the former state of Oudh (now spelt Awadh, and a region in the state of Uttar Pradesh), in India. The prolonged defense in Lucknow by the British proved to be one of the key episodes in the unsuccessful Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858. During the siege of the city, the Sikandar (or Secundra) Garden was used as a refuge by hundreds of sepoys who were under attack by British troops. On November 16, 1857, the villa was overrun and approximately 2000 sepoys were killed. After the fighting, the British dead were buried in a deep trench but the Indian dead were left to rot. In early 1858 Beato took this well-known photograph, possibly the first photographic depiction of human corpses, although there is some controversy over whether he had some of the corpses disinterred for dramatic effect.
Summary:
One albumen print by Felix Beato, mounted on card, with "Lucknow. Inside the Secunderabagh Shewing [sic] where 2600 Sepoys were Killed" inscribed in black ink below the print. View taken circa 1858 of the interior of the Sikandar Garden, with skeletal remains strewn across the grounds.
Topic:
History
Local number:
FSA A1999.27
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
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73. A Japanese "nansokow" or coolie, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
Cartes-de-visite: 1 card; 10 x 6.2 cm
Culture:
Portraits
Type:
Photographs
Cartes-de-visite
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Notes:
Title printed on verso of card.
From a Felice Beato album.
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.
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
Topic:
Photography
Laborers
Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 495
Restrictions:
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144 [Woman with baby on back], [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : hand coloring ; image 26 x 20.2 cm., on mount 27.4 x 21.5 cm
Culture:
Portraits
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Notes:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Negative number appears in bottom of print.
According to Henry Rosin, this print is a Von Stillfried print after a Beato negative.
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.
Summary:
Young woman with a baby on her back. A bamboo fence stands on the left, with a gas lamp in the background.
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
Topic:
Photography
Children
Infants
Babysitting
Gas street lamps
Women
Girls
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 261
Restrictions:
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27 [Blind man], [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : hand coloring ; image 24.2 x 19.3 cm., on mount 25.4 x 20.7 cm
Culture:
Portraits
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
19th century
Notes:
Negative number appears in lower right corner of print.
According to Henry Rosin, this print is a Von Stillfried reprint after a Beato negative.
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.
Summary:
Man dressed in padded winter robes with wooden sandals and cane. Indoor studio setting.
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
Topic:
Photography
Fashion
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 254
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
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75 Execution ground, [ca. 1860s]. [graphic]

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Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : hand coloring ; image 26.3 x 20.9 cm., on mount 37.8 x 30.4 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
ca 1860s
[ca. 1860s]
19th century
Notes:
Title taken from label affixed to bottom of mount.
Negative number is printed in lower right corner of print.
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.
Summary:
Reprint of Beato original by studio of Kusakabe Kimbei. View of executed body tied to wooden double cross. Outdoor setting with trees in background.
According to Henry Rosin, the culprit's crime was murder.
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
Topic:
Photography
Capital punishment
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 291
Restrictions:
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[Samurai in winter dress], 1868. [graphic]

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Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : hand coloring ; image 25.3 x 20.3 cm., on mount 48 x 35 cm
Culture:
Portraits
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1868
19th century
Notes:
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.
Summary:
View of man in mesh and straw raincoat with hat. Indoor setting simulated to look like a winter scene.
According to Henry Rosin, this print is considered by many to be Beato's best study.
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
Topic:
Photography
Fashion
Raincoats--Straw
Samurai
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 154
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
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[Two wrestlers with retainers], [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Subject:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Physical description:
1 photographic print: hand coloring; image20.3 x 25.3 cm., on mount 30 x 40.3 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.
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.
Summary:
Two posed sumo wrestlers stand amidst retainers in an indoor studio setting. The man third from left with the fan is a referee.
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
Topic:
Photography
Sports
Sumo wrestlers
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 042
Restrictions:
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[Gankiro Canal, Yokohama], [1864-1865]. [graphic]

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Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : albumen ; image 19.4 x 28.8 cm., on mount 30 x 29.1 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Yokohama-shi (Japan)
Date:
1864-1865
19th century
Notes:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Hand writing at bottom center of mount.
This print also published under title, The Canal and Market, Gankiro, with date 1864-1865. Worswick, Clark (1979). Japan: Photographs. New York: Penwick Publishing.
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.
Summary:
View of canal and market in Gankiro, Yokohama.
According to Henry Rosin and Clark Worswick, this is an extremely rare print of Yokohama before it was destroyed by fire on November 26, 1866.
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
Topic:
Photography
Canals
Boats
Markets
Architecture
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 132
Restrictions:
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Tokyo: Shiba, Tokugawa family mausolea inside entrance gate, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

view Tokyo: Shiba, Tokugawa family mausolea inside entrance gate, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : image 23.2 x 29.9 cm., on mount 36.8 x 46.1 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Tokyo (Japan)
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Notes:
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.
Summary:
View of gravel courtyard in Tokyo.
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
Topic:
Photography
Temples
Architecture
Courtyards
Religion
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.134
Restrictions:
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[Begging priest], [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

view [Begging priest], [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : hand coloring ; image 25.9 x 20.1 cm., on mount 47.6 x 39.6 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.
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.
Summary:
Man in priest's robes holds a collection bowl and staff. Indoor studio setting.
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
Topic:
Photography
Priests
Religion
Fashion
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.140
Restrictions:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

6 Ninsoku in winter costume, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

view 6 Ninsoku in winter costume, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Subject:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : hand coloring ; image 27 x 22.8 cm., on mount 28 x 23 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Notes:
Title taken from print.
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.
Summary:
Man dressed in straw rain coat holds a staff in an indoor studio setting.
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
Topic:
Photography
Raincoats--Straw
Peasants
Fashion
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 141
Restrictions:
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Tokyo: Hama Rikyu, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

view Tokyo: Hama Rikyu, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : image 22.9 x 29 cm., on mount 30 x 39.1 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Tokyo (Japan)
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Notes:
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.
Summary:
View of Japanese tea house across the still lake in an outdoor setting. A small bridge can be seen to the left of the tea house.
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
Topic:
Photography
Tea houses
Architecture
Natural landscapes
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 144
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
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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

Coolie, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

view Coolie, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : hand coloring ; image 26.9 x 21.5 cm., on mount 47.6 x 39.4 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Notes:
Rosin number 145.
Title taken from description of print on verso.
A rare description of the print is on verso. This description details the life of the "Coolie," also known in Japanese as "Ninsoku."
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.
Summary:
A laborer stands with his staff and rope next to a wall in an outdoor setting.
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
Topic:
Photography
Laborers
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 145
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
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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

Main street at Kanagawa, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

view Main street at Kanagawa, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : 21.4 x 28.8 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan)
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Notes:
Title taken from description on verso.
A rare description of this print appears on verso. This description details the location of Kanagawa and a brief history.
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.
Summary:
View of street (possibly part of the Tokaido highway) in Kanagawa. Shops and such line the street.
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
Topic:
Photography
Streets
Shops
Architecture
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 146
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
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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

[Kanasawa], [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

view [Kanasawa], [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : image 21 x 28.6 cm., on mount 29.9 x 39 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
19th century
Notes:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Original title printed in Italian on mount.
A rare description of this print appears on verso. The description details the location of Kanasawa, its purpose as a peaceful getaway only a short distance from "Yeddo" (Tokyo), and the methods of traveling to Kanasawa.
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.
Summary:
View of Kanasawa including lake, village and hillside.
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
Topic:
Photography
Natural landscapes
Lakes
Architecture
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 147
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
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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

Tokyo: Hama Rikyu [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

view Tokyo: Hama Rikyu [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : image 23.4 x 31 cm., on mount 28 x 35 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Tokyo (Japan)
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
19th century
Notes:
Title taken from description on verso.
Original title printed on mount.
A rare description of this print appears on verso. This description details the items found upon the Shogun's summer estate in Tokyo, such as small ponds, ornamental shrubs, cranes, goldfish, and tea houses.
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.
Summary:
View of tea house across the lake at the Shogun's summer gardens in Tokyo.
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
Topic:
Photography
Natural landscapes
Lakes
Tea houses
Architecture
Local number:
FSA A1999.35 148
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
See more items in:
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
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