UYENO Hikoma (1893.)
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4 albumen prints, each mounted on thick card (252 x 274mm.), joined with cloth to form a folding 4-part panorama (206 x 1084mm.), original printed label on the reverse of the first section, some fading and spotting (mostly in the first two sections)
The printed label reads: 'Shanghai. Taken from scaffold 160 feet high. By H. Uyeno. Photographer. No.16, Foochow Road.' Ueno (1838-1904) was a pioneer Japanese photographer noted for his fine portraits and landscapes; he opened a studio in Shanghai in 1891. "This panorama shows the Whangpoo and the Bund with Pootung (Pudong) in the background. It can be dated to early 1893, because the third section shows the new Customs House tower under construction, which was completed in mid-1893. The panorama was taken from the scaffolding on the newly built Trinity Church steeple which was the tallest structure in Shanghai until well into the twentieth century." (Crow, D. Old Shanhai's Bund. Rare images from the 19th century, Hong Kong, 2012, illustrated pp.69-70)
Stock Code: 243843