Old Asia Photography

Photographs for sale

Harris, Thomas Bradley
​An important historical image of the American soldier and mercenary who fought for the Qing Army under Frederick Townsend Ward against the Taiping rebels in the early 1860s. According to Caleb Carr in his 1992 biography of Ward, The Devil Soldier, the only known likeness of Burgevine appeared ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print carte de visite
Mount: Original mount
Dimensions: 105 x 61mm (mount size)
Year: c.1862
Ref: 01526
Price: US$1500
Wiebeking, E.A.
​An exceptionally rare photograph from this short-lived Hong Kong studio.The 1865 China Directory lists ‘E. Wiebeking, photographer, Stanley Street.’  Wiebeking subsequently formed a partnership with W. G. Cearns in early 1866.  On 4th January 1866 the Hongkong Daily Press carried th ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print carte de visite
Mount: Original printed mount
Dimensions: 105 x 60mm - card size
Year: 1866
Ref: 01525
Price: US$1500
Shimooka Renjo
​Rich tones and fine example of Shimooka's work. Shows trademark studio carpet.
Medium: Albumen print carte de visite
Mount: Original mount
Dimensions: 107 x 62mm (mount)
Year: c.1868
Ref: 01514
Price: US$1000
Shimooka Renjo
​Good condition. Illustrated in Ishiguro. Renjo Shimooka (1999, p.160)
Medium: Albumen print carte de visite
Mount: Original mount
Dimensions: 62 x 105mm (mount)
Year: c.1870
Ref: 01513
Price: US$350
Unknown Photographer
​Rare portrait of Kato who 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. ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print carte de visite
Mount: Original mount
Dimensions: 106 x 61mm
Year: c.1870
Ref: 01512
Price: US$750
Gsell, Emile
Excellent dark print. Mounted on old blue card. Signed by Gsell in the negative & numbered '111'. Illustrated in Jim Mizerski, Cambodia Captured Angkor's First Photographers in 1860s Colonial Intrigues, Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Jasmine Image Machine, 2015 (p. 146).​
Medium: Albumen print
Mount: Old mount
Dimensions: 215 x 280mm
Year: c.1870
Ref: 01488
Price: US$1250
Gsell, Emile
​Very good condition. Mounted on old blue card.  Signed by Gsell in the negative & numbered '122'. Illustrated in Jim Mizerski, Cambodia Captured Angkor's First Photographers in 1860s Colonial Intrigues, Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Jasmine Image Machine, 2015 (pp. 154-155).
Medium: Albumen print
Mount: Old mount
Dimensions: 208 x 279mm
Year: c.1870
Ref: 01482
Price: US$1000
Gsell, Emile
​Good condition. Mounted on old blue card. Signed by Gsell in the negative & numbered '32'. Illustrated in Jim Mizerski, Cambodia Captured Angkor's First Photographers in 1860s Colonial Intrigues, Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Jasmine Image Machine, 2015 (p.137).
Medium: Albumen print
Mount: Old mount
Dimensions: 200 x 282mm
Year: c.1870
Ref: 01481
Price: US$500
Gsell, Emile
​ Very good condition. Mounted on old blue card. Signed by Gsell & numbered '144' in the negative. Illustrated in P. Baptiste & T. Zephir, Angkor Naissance D'un Mythe, Paris: Gallimard, 2014 (p. 255).
Medium: Albumen print
Mount: Old mount
Dimensions: 162 x 226mm
Year: c.1870
Ref: 01480
Price: US$750
Gsell, Emile
​Somewhat faded along the left-hand edge, otherwise good condition. Mounted on old blue card. Illustrated in P. Franchini & J.Ghesquiere, Des Photographes En Indochine, Paris: Marvel, 2001 (pp.150-151).
Medium: Albumen print
Mount: Original mount
Dimensions: 251 x 319mm
Year: c.1870
Ref: 01479
Price: US$500
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