Size: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. (215 x 275 mm.)
Item#: N-027 Artist: Felice Beato
Image or title: two musume ladies
Date: ca. 1868 Medium: albumen, hand colored
Description: vintage print by Felice Beato of the two ladies. This print and negative were produced around 1867-1868. Mounted to a thin white album page board, trimmed to edges of print. Condition good, minor impurity marks throughout, but does not affect overall image quality.

Felice Beato:

Beato was born on the Island of Corfu near Greece, which was then part of the British Empire. He began his career in 1850 and became one of the first photographers to specialize in Asia and the Near East. Early in his career he formed a partnership John Robertson and they photographed the Crimean War as well as Constantinople, Malta, Egypt and Palestine. In 1858 Beato went out on his own and traveled to India and China. By 1863 he settled in Yokohama where he formed a partnership with the artist Charles Wirgman. He remained in Japan until 1884, but by the early 1870s spent little time behind the camera. His studio F. Beato & Co. remained in business until January 23, 1877 when it was sold to Stillfried and Andersen. Beato left Japan in 1884 almost penniless, but he eventually opened another photo studio and curios business in Burma. He is thought to have died there in 1908.

Price: ¥80,000 JPY