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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
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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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
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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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
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
Topic:
Photography
Transportation
Boats
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.136
Restrictions:
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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
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
Topic:
Photography
Transportation
Litters
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.019
Restrictions:
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[Two women, one with umbrella], [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 25.3 x 20.3 cm., on mount 49.1 x 34.3 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 women in kimonos, with one holding an umbrella over the other. 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
Kimonos
Women
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.131
Restrictions:
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Ferry Boat [with men], [1867-1868]. [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 22.8 x 28.3 cm., on mount 29.9 x 40.2 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1867-1868
[1867-1868]
19th century
Notes:
Title taken from writing on mount.
Writing on bottom right of print.
This print also published under title, Boat in Front of Village, with date 1867-1868. Worswick, Clark (1979). Japan: Photographs. New York: Penwick Publishing.
This print also published under title, River Crossing. Coverdale, Linda (1986). Once Upon A Time. New York: Friendly Press Inc.
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 ferry boat laden with passengers in front of village.
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
Transportation
Boats
Villages
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.133
Restrictions:
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Hakone Pass, [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 : 21.3 x 27.5 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Hakone-machi (Japan)
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:
Three individuals - a man in a western hat and two women with umbrellas - stand upon a bridge while various other people are visible on the road 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
Natural landscapes
Forests
Bridges
Leisure
Architecture
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.137
Restrictions:
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[Two wrestlers with retainers], [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; 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]

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]

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]

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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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
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]

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:
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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:
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.
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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:
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Main street at Kanagawa, [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 : 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:
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[Kanasawa], [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 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:
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Tokyo: Hama Rikyu [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 23.4 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
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
Data Source:
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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
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
Topic:
Photography
Kimonos
Fashion
Women
Girls
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.138
Restrictions:
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[Two stooped women], [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; 10.5 x 6.4 cm
Culture:
Portraits
Type:
Photographs
Cartes-de-visite
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Notes:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
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
Women
Kimonos
Obi
Parasols
Fashion
Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.454
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

Samurai in armour, [1860 - ca. 1900]. [graphic]

Photographer:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Subject:
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Kusakabe, Kimbei 1841-1934
Physical description:
1 photographic print: hand coloring; image 26.3 x 20.6 cm., on mount 34.7 x 26 cm
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
19th century
Notes:
Title from printed label affixed to bottom center of 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:
Reprint of Beato original by studio of Kusakabe Kimbei. Man in full armor stands blowing a conch horn in 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
Armor
Samurai
Swords
Portraits
Local number:
FSA A1999.35.026
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

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