Masumi Hori I Profile Portrait of Woman Reading
Photo Date 1870c Print Date 1870c
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.75 in. (89 x 70 mm)
Photo Country Japan
Photographer Country Japan
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Profile Portrait of Woman Reading, 1870's
3.5 x 2.75 inch Ambrotype, 1/6 plate in Original Kiri-Wood Case
Hori was an early practitioner of the wetplate process in the Kansai region and did a series of ambrotypes on Boshin War soldiers in 1868. He instigated an important and incredibly artful practice, capturing the merchant and artist and soldier classes of Kyoto with great humanity and clarity. Hori's son (Hori II) inherited the family business in 1880, and turned it into one of the most prosperous studios in Kyoto.
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