Wisteria Blossom – Original Meiji Period Albumen Photograph

$ 395.00

This original, hand tinted, Japanese photograph circa 1880, came from a lacquer bound album produced by one of the Japanese photography studios. Victorian era tourists started to visit Japan in the late 19th Century and would often purchase one of these beautiful albums as a keepsake.

The photographs depict traditional scenes of everyday Japanese life, which were hand tinted by a team of artists within the studios.

The photography studios used ‘albumen’ found in egg whites to bind the photographic chemicals to the paper. This method was invented by Louis Desire Blanquart-Evrard and quickly became a popular commercial method of producing a photographic print on paper from a negative.

Each original photograph has been professionally framed behind glass, in a simple black textured wooden frame, with an off white textured mat board.

The beauty of traditional Japanese culture, forever captured in these wondrous antique images.

Measures including frame: 38cm wide, 32.5cm high

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 45 × 10 × 40 cm

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