Old Asia Photography

Library images

Uchida Kuichi
Ref: 01521
​Very rare, image selected for, illustrated and identified in the 1925 'The Asahigraph Special Photographic Centenary Number'. Arguably Japan's finest 19th-century photographer.
Shimooka Renjo
Ref: 01520
​Important and rare print from the 1871 series taken in the grounds of Edo Castle. Shimooka took some 145 photographs at this time. He failed to get permision from the authorities to offer them on the general market and therefore sold them off to foreigners. How many ... <more>
Dupin, Charles
Ref: 01518
​Mounted on yellow card with printed caption and publisher's imprint 'Chine Et Japon. Collection L. L. Paris'. Published by Leon & Levy, Paris. Rare series photographed in Japan in 1861. This is number 26.
Unknown Photographer
Ref: 01517
​​The same subject is shown in a photograph in the Tropenmuseum, Netherlands, ref: TM-60001380 under the title "Groepsfoto van Siamesen". See item 01516. The man shown is presumably the husband of the subject here. Both are included in the Tropenmuseum photo above.​
Unknown Photographer
Ref: 01516
​The same subject is shown in a photograph in the Tropenmuseum, Netherlands, ref: TM-60001380 under the title "Groepsfoto van Siamesen".​ See item 01517. The woman shown is presumably the wife of the subject here. Both are included in the Tropenmuseum photo above.
Shimooka Renjo
Ref: 01515
​Original hand-tinting. Shimooka studio carpet.
Shimooka Renjo
Ref: 01514
​Shows trademark studio carpet.
Shimooka Renjo
Ref: 01513
​ Illustrated in Ishiguro. Renjo Shimooka (1999, p.160)
Unknown Photographer
Ref: 01512
​Kato was the 13th and last Daimyo of Ōzu (Iyo) Domain on the island of Shikuoko. The second son of Kato Yasumoto, Yasuaki succeeded his elder brother Yasutomi upon the latter's death in 1864. Ōzu Domain and the other han or fiefs were abolished in 1871.
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