Spectacular Hand-Colored Portraits Of Mid-1870s Chinese People

Baron Raimund von Stillfried was a talented photographer and traveler. He spent his youth adventuring around the world before opening a studio in Yokohama, Japan. Where he specialized in producing hand-colored traditional portraits. His costumed portraits became highly influential in crafting European perceptions of China.

In the mid-1870s applied the aesthetic conventions to traditional Chinese “types,” posing beggars, workers and high society people in carefully staged portraits.

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