[A Japanese lacquer album with 50 hand coloured photographs. Ca 1880's].
. A charming small Japanese album (18 x 13,5 cm) with fifty hand-coloured albumen photos protected with tissue guards, pasted on thick cardboard. The leaves are double folded. Original lacquered boards with gilt decorations on both covers. The album comprises photos with twenty-five scenic views from different parts of Japan: Yokohama, Nikko, Hakone, Kamakura and Tokyo. Many of the photos have printed captions. The verso contains twenty-five photographs of people, many of women, several are portraits taken in a studio, others depict scenes from everyday life. None of these photos have any captions. Some with foxing to the card board but all the photos are in good condition. This type of souvenir albums begun to appear in the second half of the 19th century in Japan. At first most of the photo studios were based in Yokohama but after the 1880s several ateliers opened in Tokyo, Kobe and Nagasaki. See Terry Bennett, Old Japanese Photographs, London, Quaritch 2006.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 100678
€ 1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1698.19 | £UK 1275 | JP¥ 192136]
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