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

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
Topic:
History
Local number:
FSA A1993.04
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
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
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Still Prints of Asia: View of Lake Ashi and Mountains at Hakone, Japan, circa 1860s

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
Topic:
Lakes
Mountains
Local number:
FSA A1999.07
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
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
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Still Prints of Asia: Alumbagh, near Lucknow, 1858

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
Topic:
History
Local number:
FSA A1999.29
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
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
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Still Prints of Asia: The Residency, Lucknow, 1858

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
Topic:
History
Local number:
FSA A1999.28
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
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
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Still Prints of Asia: Inside the Secunderabah, Lucknow, circa 1858

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
Topic:
History
Local number:
FSA A1999.27
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
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
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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[Three women and a girl], Before 1877. [graphic]

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 22.5 x 19.5 cm., on mount 39.2 x 47.5 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
Before 1877
19th century
Topic:
Photography
Kimonos
Fashion
Women
Girls
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.138
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:
Three ornately dressed young women with powdered faces and dressed hair pose in an outdoor setting. A young girl dressed in rags stands to the right of the trio
According to Henry Rosin, this print demonstrates Beato's artistry as as a master of capturing social conflicts
This print is a pair with Baron von Stillfried's print of the same image, with the exception of the young ragged girl. (Rosin number 139) When von Stillfried purchased Beato's studio in 1877, he also purchased Beato's negatives, of which included "Three women and a girl." Since von Stillfried's studio was for commercial uses, he cropped out the young girl and cut the photo. Only very rarely can one find such clear evidence of the artistry of Beato and the commercialization of von Stillfried
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
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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
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[Kago], [1860s]. [graphic]

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 21 x 26.6 cm., on mount 34.5 x 50 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860s
Ca. 1860 - 1869
19th century
Topic:
Photography
Transportation
Litters
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.019
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:
Three carriers transport a seated young woman in a kago (carrier). Outdoor setting with shrubbery 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
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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
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[Groom (Betto)], [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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 21.4 cm., on mount 41.5 x 32 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Topic:
Photography
Grooming
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.129
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:
Fully dressed groom holds leather horse bridals. Possible 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
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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
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Tokyo: Shiba, Tokugawa family mausolea inside entrance gate, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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
Topic:
Photography
Temples
Architecture
Courtyards
Religion
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.134
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
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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
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Ferry at Kanazawa, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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 21.4 x 27 cm., on mount 30 x 40.3 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Topic:
Photography
Transportation
Boats
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.136
Notes:
Title taken from mount
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:
Ferry boat with passengers at Biwajima Benten in Kanazawa (金沢琵琶島弁財天
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
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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
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[Begging priest], [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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
Topic:
Photography
Priests
Religion
Fashion
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.140
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
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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6 Ninsoku in winter costume, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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
Topic:
Photography
Raincoats--Straw
Peasants
Fashion
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.141
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
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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
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Tokyo: Entrance gate to Tokugawa family mausolea, Shiba, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
1 Photographic print : image 22.8 x 28.3 cm., on mount 31.1 x 43.2 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Tokyo (Japan)
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Topic:
Photography
Temples
Religion
Architecture
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.150
Notes:
Rosin number 150
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 ornate entrance to Shiba Temple 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
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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
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73. A Japanese "nansokow" or coolie, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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
Topic:
Photography
Laborers
Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.495
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
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
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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
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[Samurai in winter dress], 1868. [graphic]

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
Topic:
Photography
Fashion
Raincoats--Straw
Samurai
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.154
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
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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27 [Blind man], [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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
Topic:
Photography
Fashion
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.254
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
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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144 [Woman with baby on back], [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

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
Topic:
Photography
Children
Infants
Babysitting
Gas street lamps
Women
Girls
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.261
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
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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
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Tennoji Buddhist temple at Osaka, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Physical description:
Album 1, page 28: 1 photographic print: hand coloring; image 21.5 x 26 cm., on mount 26 x 33.5 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Topic:
Photography
Architecture
Temples
Religion
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.320
Notes:
Forms part of Rosin album number 1. Page 28
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
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 Tennoji temple and pagoda in Osaka
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
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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
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View of Yenoshima, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Subject:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Physical description:
Album 1, page 18: 1 photographic print: hand coloring; image 20.4 x 26.1 cm., on mount 26 x 33.5 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Topic:
Photography
Natural landscapes
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.310
Notes:
Forms part of Rosin album number 1. Page 18
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
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 island and shore
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
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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75 Execution ground, [ca. 1860s]. [graphic]

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
Topic:
Photography
Capital punishment
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.291
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
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
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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