Veiling 356 Non European Civilizations - Far East

JAPAN -- COLLECTION of 402 fine photographs of Japanese country side scenery, shrines and temples, festivities, beauties, vendors, professions and handicrafts, activities, etc. c. 1900's. All (but 5) coloured by hand. 235 photographs sized c. 200 x 260 mm and 168 photographs sized c. 93 x 137 mm. For the greater tipped in/laid down on greyish limp paper mounts from the period. The larger photographs partly captioned in the image. (Apart from some obvious slight fading/age-toning in very good condition, NB all photographs can be easily removed from mounts).

Large collection of souvenir photographs which value "lies not only in the information they contain about Japan, but also in the artistic acumen they convey. […] A noteworthy feature of these tourist photographs is that they are hand-coloured. This technique, which was apparently introduced by Wirgman and Beato, became common in Japan from the 1880s onward. Allthough this practice occurred in the West as well, it never reached the degree of sophistication it attained in Japan. Photographers [had] at their disposal […] a pool of well-trained artisans, men who worked in the print shops producing woodblock prints. When lack of work in this field caused them to lose their jobs, the blooming photographic industry presented a new employment opportunity." (M. Winkel 'Souvenirs from Japan' (1991), p. 31).

€ 3600

uitslag € 2800

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