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Chuzan Lake and Nantai Mountain, Nikko, Japan

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Kusakabe Kimbei, Chuzan Lake and Nantai Mountain, Nikko, Japan, ca. 1885, albumen silver print, Bequest of Fae Heath Batten, no known copyright restrictions, 1997.58.97

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Title

Chuzan Lake and Nantai Mountain, Nikko, Japan

Artist

Kusakabe Kimbei (Japanese, 1841-1934)

Date

ca. 1885

Medium

albumen silver print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image/sheet: 8 1/4 in x 10 3/4 in

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Bequest of Fae Heath Batten

Accession Number

1997.58.97

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

albumen prints

lakes

mountains

photographs

Description

Kusakabe Kimbei, the son of merchants in Kofu, Japan, ran away to Yokohama at the age of eighteen to become an artist. During the late 1860s he assisted photographer Felice Beato, whose work also appears in this gallery. Kusakabe became an independent photographer in the 1880s and opened his own studio in Yokohama, later establishing a second branch in Tokyo. Like Beato, Kusakabe specialized in scenes of Japanese life and landscape—often hand-colored to heighten the sense of realism—that found popularity among Western tourists.

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