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Felice Beato 
Samurai of the Satsuma clan 
1868 (ca) 
  
Albumen print, hand-painted 
Sotheby's - London 
Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History, 15 November 2011, Lot 180 
  
 
LL/44381 
  
LARGE ALBUM OF 'SCENES, MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF JAPAN'. C.1868] Oblong folio (353 x 474mm.), 100 hand-coloured albumen prints (average 260 x 200mm., or the reverse), individually mounted on card, recto only, 74 with descriptive letterpress mounted facing the image on verso of preceding mount, others captioned in pencil on the mount, contemporary red roan-backed red cloth boards, covers with gilt stamped decoration, upper cover titled 'Views of Japan',
 
For an analysis of this photograph: Juliet Hacking (ed.), 2012, Photography: The Whole Story, (Prestel), pp. 138-139 
 

 
  
 
  
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