Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 260

Price Realized: $ 3,000
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Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
Red lacquer album with 50 hand-colored photographs of colorful geishas, street tradesmen, mountainous landscapes, flowering lily ponds, and meditative gardens.
The importance of nature is illustrated by the image on the front cover of the album, a beautiful gilted image of three geishas in rickshaws set into a red lacquer surround of a flowering tree branches. Hand-colored albumen prints, the image measuring 8x10 inches (20.3x25.4 cm.), and the reverse, mounted recto/verso, many with an inventory number and caption, in English, in the negative; the mounts each with an elaborate hand-applied and colored motif, including of male and female figures set against lush landscapes or soaring birds in flight. Oblong 4to, backstrip worn and split at the tail. 1890s

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