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Photographer's Study of Kanda Myojin
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Tokyo, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Photographer's Study of Kanda Myojin, 1881, 1st month, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • (Comic Pictures of Cultural Advancement in Famous Places of Tokyo)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1990.0001

Colorful horizontal composition of photographer and subject. Camera on tripod at right half, photographer's head is under cloth, looking through camera. Two figures, one male, one female, on either side of the photpgrapher. At the left half, a man in samurai clothes poses for his photograph, seven faces surround his head with alternate expressions to that on his face. Buildings and a tree visible in background. Title cartouche in margin at upper right, second cartouche at upper right. Text at lower left, additional text, including address, in margin at left.