CDV of Louis Gonse & Cabinet Card of his son, Emmanuel in kimono Scarce portrait photo of Gonse
Frenchman Louis Gonse (1841-1926) became an expert on Japanese art and published L'Art Japonais in 1883. His son Emmanuel (1880-1954), shown here in kimono and standing in front of a Japanese screen decorated with Japanese cranes, became an architect. There seem to be very few photos of either Gonse.
CDV (9 x 5.4cm) - taken by Bingham, Paris. c1880.
Cabinet Card (14.7 x 10cm) - taken by unknown photographer. c1886.
Both in very good condition with almost no wear.