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photograph - Yokohama Woman and Baby
  • Yokohama Woman and Baby
    Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956
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Yokohama Woman and Baby

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (photographed)
    Japan (photographed)
    Yokohama (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1913 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    autochrome

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    RPS.1235-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRG, shelf 852

Physical description

Autochrome depicting a woman in a kimono, holding an umbrella, with a baby on her back, full length, facing to the left. Exterior scene with a stone monument visible on the left of the image and trees in the background. Two separate glass plates taped together at the edges.

Place of Origin

Japan (photographed)
Japan (photographed)
Yokohama (photographed)

Date

ca. 1913 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

autochrome

Marks and inscriptions

'Inv 10816'
Handwritten in pencil on the top right of the tape surrounding the plate.

'9-VIII'
Handwritten in pencil on a circular sticker on the bottom left of the tape surrounding the plate.

'Yohama [illegible]/ Japan'
Handwritten in pencil on a white sticker on the bottom edge of the tape surrounding the plate, very faint.

'104'
Handwritten in ink on a red and white circular sticker on the bottom edge of the tape surrounding the plate.

'14651'
Handwritten in ink on a white sticker on the top right corner of the plate.

Dimensions

Height: 83 mm, Width: 107 mm, Depth: 3 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'Yokohama Woman and Baby', Japan, autochrome, ca. 1913

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Photography; Autochrome

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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