Rare vintage Japanese Geisha portrait photograph. A fine copy of the vintage, double-weight silver-gelatin print of an authentic Japanese Geisha, NOT a model. The portrait was taken by an unidentified professional studio photographer "in situ", at the Geisha's workplace, with evocations of Nature.The tonally rich and luminous print is breathtakingly beautiful. Taken during the early second-half of the 20th century, it has lost none of its luster. The print measures 7.0 X 9.0 inches.
It is mounted on pristine-white stock paper. Framed in original lacquered Japanese bamboo.
Full frame size is 12.5 X 15.0 inches. Enclosed in its own protective plastic wrappers. Please do not ask me to remove the print from its sheet.PLEASE IGNORE THE FLASH FROM MY CAMERA. This is Japanese portraiture at its very best: Artifice (The Geisha) encounters, and becomes one, with Nature (the glorious natural surroundings). The image embodies what is central to the Japanese ethos: Aesthetics becomes ethics, The Beautiful is The Good.
It is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful portrait-photographs of the iconic Geisha we have ever seen: Her authenticity paradoxically lies in her artificiality: Her serene, introspective, non-dramatic demeanor, h er elaborate costume, hair and makeup, and accoutrements (notably, her famous Japanese fan), all of which are aesthetic manifestations that stand in stark contrast to Western moralism, The Good is The Beautiful. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Japan and portrait photography collectors. This print is a late-modern portrait photography classic.
As far as we know, this is the only print available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Despite its age, there are NO discernible flaws at all.This print, brought back to the United States by its former owner, was permanently kept in storage, and although properly framed, was never displayed. The tones, clarity, and sheer beauty of the print are completely intact. One of the most beautiful portrait photographs of the Geisha of the 20th century. I WILL RESPOND TO SERIOUS QUERIES ONLY. The hassle is simply not worth it. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. The item "VINTAGE PORTRAIT OF JAPANESE GEISHA RARE ORIGINAL SILVER-GELATIN PRINT FRAMED" is in sale since Friday, November 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints". The seller is "integracecraft" and is located in Chicago, Illinois.
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