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Title:  Photographs of Japan, vol. 6
Original Title: Fenollosa collection : Japan, 1880-1890, photographs
Work Type:  photograph albums; photographs
Date:  between 1880 and 1890
Description:  Album of 24 albumen prints documenting the travels of Ernest Fenollosa during his time in Japan as a professor at Tokyo Imperial University, possibly with Edward Morse and William Bigelow in the Kensai region in 1882. Images show a Buddhist temple complex, including a pagoda; houses with thatched roofs; and landscape views showing mountains. Also included are portraits of Buddhist priests and local inhabitants, including one with Fenollosa and a large group of men wearing traditional Korean horsetail hats; and another of two foreigners wearing top hats, possibly Bigelow and Morse.
Dimensions:  25 x 34 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Fenollosa, Ernest (1853-1908), former owner
Location:  Subject: Japan
Topics:  travel; American; professors; pagodas (buildings); Buddhist priests; Buddhist temples
Materials/Techniques:  albumen process on cardboard
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. Born in Salem, Mass., Ernest Francisco Fenollosa graduated Harvard University in 1874. He traveled to Japan in 1878 where he taught philosophy and political economy at Tokyo Imperial University. He went on to become founder and director of the Tokyo Fine Arts Academy and the Imperial Museum. Fenollosa amassed a large collection of Japanese art, which he sold to Boston physician Charles Goddard Weld, before returning to serve as curator of the department of Oriental art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts from 1890-1897.
Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library.
General: Images measure 12 x 19 cm. No captions. Photographer unidentified.
Inscription: Label attached to inside front cover: From the library of Professor Ernest F. Fenollosa at "Kobinata," Southern Alabama. Inscribed on label: Mary McNeil Fenollosa (Sidney McCabe).
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Related Information:  HOLLIS Catalog record
Page images of entire album
Repository:  Widener Library
EGS16
KH 1514

 Work 1 of 24  
Title:  Image 1
Work Type:  photographs
Date:  between 1880 and 1890
Dimensions:  12 x 19 cm.
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Fenollosa, Ernest (1853-1908), former owner
Location:  Subject: Japan
Materials/Techniques:  albumen process on cardboard
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. Born in Salem, Mass., Ernest Francisco Fenollosa graduated Harvard University in 1874. He traveled to Japan in 1878 where he taught philosophy and political economy at Tokyo Imperial University. He went on to become founder and director of the Tokyo Fine Arts Academy and the Imperial Museum. Fenollosa amassed a large collection of Japanese art, which he sold to Boston physician Charles Goddard Weld, before returning to serve as curator of the department of Oriental art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts from 1890-1897.
Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library.
General: Photographer unidentified.
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Related Information:  From the album Photographs of Japan, vol. 6, p. 1
HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Widener Library
EGS16.01
KH 1514
Record Identifier: olvgroup12526


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