A beautiful portrait of a woman in kimono. This photograph was extremely popular during the late 1800s and has been attributed to just about every major photographer who was active during that time.
In his book Early Japanese Images , photographic expert Terry Bennett calls this woman an “officer’s daughter” and dates it to the 1880s.
His notes give a little background information1:
Since I wrote this article, Japanese photo researcher Rob Oechsle attributed this image to Baron Raimund von Stillfried (1839–1911) and dates it to 1876-1885. The name Miss Matsuida was found on part of an early manuscript notation on the mount of a print of this image.
1 Bennett, Terry (1996). Early Japanese Images. Charles E, Tuttle Company, 143. ISBN: 0804820295.
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). 1880s: Woman in Kimono, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on December 1, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/403/woman-kimono
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