Beato (English, active in Japan 1869 - 1877)
[Young Japanese Couple Standing Under a Parasol], Hand colored photograph. 7 1/2 x 10 inches. Framed.
Beato was a documentary photographer early in his career. He covered the events of the Crimean War and the Second Opium War in China. In 1869, Beato opened a photograph studio in Japan and produced souvenir pictures which were hand colored by Japanese artisans skilled in traditional woodblock printing.
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