Size: 5 5/8 x 4 1/4 in. (144 x 105 mm.)
Item#: AP-163 Artist: Koji Matsuo
Image or title: art deco lantern at Chiba Medical Univeristy.
Date: 1940 Medium: toned bromide gelatin silver print. Price: ¥45,000 JPY
Description: this is an image from the 1940 yearbook of the Chiba Medical University (Chiba Ika Daigaku). This yearbook is entitled Kaiyo-Kai and was entirely illustrated with tipped-in gelatin silver prints. Almost all of the images in it depicting campus life were taken by student photographer Koji Matsuo who was also a member of the yearbook's staff. Matsuo’s work was highly artistic and skillfully composed. This book was published in March 1940 (Showa year ‘15), so these images were taken in both 1939 and 1940. Chiba is the neighboring prefecture next to Tokyo.


This print is mounted to a thick creamy colored strathmore cotton rag paper, size 13 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. (335 x 270 mm.). The print and mat are in very good condition.