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  • Jenny A

    “Woman with Umbrella in Rain” by Raimund von Stillfried. Artist: Kusakabe Kimbei (Japanese, 1841–1934), 1870s. Commercial photography studios in Meiji-era Japan were renowned for the subtlety and refinement of their coloring techniques. This hand-tinted image of a young woman caught in a heavy rainstorm achieved its naturalistic effect by knitting together multiple strands of artifice: the greenery in the foreground was a studio prop; the flaps of the kimono were suspended by thin wires to create the impression of a strong wind; and long, diagonal marks were made on the negative to suggest streaks of rain. (Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

  • Rashelle Gussner

    Geisha in heavy storm (studio). ca 1885. Sewing pattern project idea.

  • Nationalmuseet

    Kusakabe Kimbei or Raimund von Stillfried-Ratenicz, Girl in heavy storm, 1880s. Girl with umbrella/parasol. #japan #photography #vintage #handcoloured #handcolored #colored

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