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Title:  Child acrobats
Item Identifier:  studio number 88
Work Type:  photographs
Creator:  Stillfried, Baron Raimund von (1839-1911, Austrian), photographer
Date:  ca. 1873
Description:  Studio portrait.
Dimensions:  26 x 21 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949, American), collector
Location:  Subject: Japan
Topics:  acrobats; children; Japanese; portrait photographs
Materials/Techniques:  Hand-colored albumen print mounted on cardboard and hinged in album.
Note:  Historical: Ernest Goodrich Stillman, the son of American financier and banker James Stillman, earned his BA from Harvard in 1908 and his MD from Columbia in 1913. He worked at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research from 1915-1949. A generous benefactor of Harvard University, he had many interests, including photography and collecting Japanese art and literature. A major Western figure in Japan's history of photography, Austrian aristocrat, military officer, diplomat, artist, and photographer Baron Raimund von Stillfried arrived in Yokohama in 1868 where he studied photography under Felice Beato. He opened a studio, Stillfried & Co., in 1871. Five years later, he formed a partnership with Hermann Anderson and the studio was renamed Stillfried and Anderson. Also known as the Japan Photographic Association, the business acquired Beato's studio and stock in 1877. The following year the partnership was dissolved, and Stillfried left Japan permanently in 1881.
Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, 1934.
Related Work:  part of E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
part of Early Photography of Japan
Related Information:  From the album: Photographs of Japan, vol. 3, p. 2
HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Widener Library
Record Identifier: olvwork543541
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