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Title:  General views of Japan, II
Work Type:  photographs; photograph albums
Creator:  Kusakabe, Kimbei (1841-1932), Japan, photographer
Farsari, Adolfo (1841-1898), photographer
Uchida, Kuichi (ca. 1844-1875), Japan, photographer
Tamamura, Kozaburo (b. 1856), Japan, photographer
Suzuki, Shinichi (1855-1912), photographer
Date:  1872?-1891?
Description:  Composite souvenir album of 32 hand-colored albumen prints from the Meiji period. Views from various locations, including Awaji Island and the Inland Sea, Hakone and Lake Ashi, Enoshima, Yokohama, Himeji, Kobe, and Osaka. Subjects include Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, castles, hot springs, beaches, and scenic landscapes.
Dimensions:  29 x 37 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Himeji Castle (n.d.), Himeji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, subject
Osaka Castle (n.d.), Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, subject
Location:  Subject: Japan
Subject: Yokohama-shi, Japan
Subject: Kanagawa-ken, Japan
Subject: Eno Island, Japan
Subject: Hakone-machi, Japan
Subject: Lake Ashi, Japan
Subject: Himeji-shi, Japan
Subject: Kobe-shi, Japan
Subject: Inland Sea, Japan
Subject: Awaji Island, Japan
Subject: Osaka, Japan
Topics:  Buddhist temples; ponds; castles; Shinto shrines; torii; moats; hot springs; landscape photographs; rivers; mountains; lakes; cedar trees; islands; coastlines; beaches; seas; boats; waterfronts; roads; cityscape photographs; teahouses
Note:  General: Some photographs attributed to Kusakabe Kimbei, Tamamura Kozaburo, Uchida Kuichi, and Suzuki Shinichi (1855-1912). Images measure 21 x 27 cm., with brief handwritten or printed captions in English.
Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, later transferred to the Fine Arts Library.
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.
Citation/References: Nagasaki University Library. Metadata database of Japanese old photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Periods. Bennett, Terry. Old Japanese Photographs: Collectors' Data Guide. London: Quaritch, 2006.
Attribution: Many photographs from early commercial studios in Japan do not include photographer credits. Studios and shops frequently produced albums for the foreign market using the work of various photographers without attribution and without using the original captions or catalog numbers. Also, a photographer's negatives might be acquired and incorporated into another studio's stock. For these reasons and more, it is often difficult to identify the photographer of a 19th century Japanese photograph.
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Part of: Early Photography of Japan
Related Information:  HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Harvard Fine Arts Library, Special Collections
EGS22
K5 416

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Title:  Arashiyama and Hotsugawa, Saikio
Item Identifier:  1 (studio number)
Work Type:  photographs
Date:  188-?
Dimensions:  20 x 26 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Location:  Subject: Hozugawa, Japan
Subject: Kyoto, Japan
Subject: Mount Arashi, Japan
Topics:  rivers; rapids; mountains; landscape photographs
Materials/Techniques:  Hand-colored albumen print mounted in album.
Note:  Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library, later transferred to the Fine Arts Library.
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.
General: Title from caption. Handwritten caption in album: Rapids near Chioto.
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Part of: Early Photography of Japan
Related Information:  HOLLIS Catalog record
From the album: General views of Japan, II, p. 1
Repository:  Harvard Fine Arts Library, Special Collections
EGS22.01
Record Identifier: olvgroup12445


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