Felice Beato (1834-1907):

Felice Beato was born on the Island of Corfu near Greece in 1833 or 1834 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 1907 or shortly thereafter.

Image: two musume ladies.
Item #: N-027
Artist: Felice Beato
Date: 1868
Price: 80,000 JY

Description: vintage Beato albumen print, hand colored, mounted to thin board.

Image: geisha.
Item #: N-026
Artist: Felice Beato
Date: 1868
Price: 55,000 JY
Description: albumen print, hand colored, Stillfried and Anderson reprint.
Image: pagoda at Nikko.
Item #: N-032
Artist: Felice Beato
Date: 1868
Price: 85,000 JY
Description: vintage Beato albumen print, mounted to thin board.
Image: crossing at Kanasawa near Yokohama.
Item #: N-029
Artist: Felice Beato
Date: 1868
Price: 85,000 JY
Description: albumen print, hand colored, Stillfried and Anderson reprint.
Image: Daionji Temple, Nagasaki with samurai and priests.
Item #: N-001
Artist: Felice Beato
Date: 1864
Price: 65,000 JY
Description: vintage Beato albumen print
Image: fuedal lord daimyo.
Item #: N-045
Artist: Felice Beato
Date: 1868
Price: 55,000 JY
Description: albumen print, hand colored, Stillfried and Anderson reprint.
Image: junk ship in harbor.
Item #: N-028
Artist: Felice Beato
Date: 1868
Price: 65,000 JY

Description: albumen print, hand colored, mounted to thin board. Stillfried and Anderson reprint.