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Lord Arima's Quarters, Edo

Felice Beato (British (born Italy), Venice 1832–1909 Luxor, Egypt)

Date:
1860s
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
22.3 x 28.2 cm (8 3/4 x 11 1/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.109.1
  • Description

    Beato was one of the earliest and most prolific photographic chroniclers of Japanese life and culture during the final years of the Edo Period (1600-1867). Feudal lords of outlying provinces were obligated to maintain compounds in Edo (today’s Tokyo), where their families were required to live at least half the year. Lords Arima and Lord Kuroda, daimyo of neighboring territories, resided next to each other in Edo. In this striking photograph, the Arima home is visible on the left and the imposing residence of the Kuroda family is on the right.

  • Provenance

    Lunn Ltd.

267320

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