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    Wrestlers, [ca. 1875]. [graphic].
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    Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911 (photographer)
    Wrestlers, [ca. 1875]. [graphic].
    Contained in: 
    Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan, 1860 - ca. 1900
    Phy. Description: 
    Album 1, page 49: 1 photographic print: hand coloring; image 26.4 x 20.5 cm., on mount 26 x 33.5 cm.
    Digital Reference: 
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Baron von Stillfried was an Austrian noble who arrived in Japan in 1868. In 1871, von Stillfried opened a photo studio in Yokohama under the name, Messrs. Stillfried & Co. In 1877, in partnership with Hermann Anderson, von Stillfried bought Felice Beato's studio and negatives, and continued to take photographs of Japanese people. He eventually left Japan for Hong Kong in 1881.
    Two wrestlers in competition.
    Photographer unidentified.
    Cite as: 
    Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Partial purchase and gift of Henry and Nancy Rosin, 1999-2001.
    General Note: 
    Forms part of Rosin album number 1. Page 49.
    Title taken from label affixed to bottom center of mount.
    This album, with covers of lacquer and ivory, was produced by a shop which used photographs by Beato, Von Stillfried, Kimbei, and others, without including their descriptions or numbers. Each photograph is described by a label affixed below the print. The work is almost certainly by A. Farsari, who owned the stock of all of these photographs in the 1880s. Kimbei kept some stock he had purchased from Von Stillfried in his own shop. Confusion and uncertainty regarding attribution of 19th century Japanese photography is well-discussed in published material.
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    Photography -- Japan
    Photography -- 19th century
    Sumo wrestlers
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911
    Form / Genre: 
    Photographic prints
    Repository Loc: 
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
    Local Number: 
    FSA A1999.35.341
    Other Numbers: 
    R341 (Rosin Number).
    Rosin, Henry D. Dr. (collector)
    Rosin, Nancy (collector)
    Item Information
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    Freer/Sackler ArchivesFSA1999.35.R341Add Copy to MyList

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