Japanese Art Auction

September 2227, 2018
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LOT 40

Lot 40

Kusakabei Kimbei (1841-1934), Two Photographs

Kusakabei Kimbei (1841-1934), Two Photographs
Lot 40 Details
Kusakabei Kimbei (1841-1934), Two Photographs

Two hand-tinted albumen prints mounted on board, titled ‘Wrestlers’ and ‘One Hundred Steps’
10 x 7.8 in — 25.4 x 19.8 cm

Estimate $100-$200

Realised: $108
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Kusakabei Kimbei (1841-1934), Two Photographs
  • Kusakabei Kimbei (1841-1934), Two Photographs
  • Kusakabei Kimbei (1841-1934), Two Photographs
  • Kusakabei Kimbei (1841-1934), Two Photographs

Waddington’s Photographic Literature and Photography Auction, May 4, 2001, Lot 103


Kusakabei Kimbei was one of the most accomplished Japanese photographers of his time, operating a studio in Yokohama from the early 1880s until 1913. During this period, Japan had perfected the art of hand-colouring photographs, a process that did not gain the acceptance of photographers and critics in the West.


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LOT 40

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
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  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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