CDV of Kido Takayoshi (aka Katsura Kogoro) with scarce studio stamp of Kobayashi Unto (Unkai)
[Japan] Scarce photo with the studio stamp of Kobayashi Unto (Unkai) on the rear. It is likely that Kobayashi was just the seller of this photo as Kido was a popular subject. Kobayashi is thought to have established studios in the late 1860s in Asakusa and Kuramae, Tokyo. Apparently some ambrotypes by him exist bit his studio doesn't appear to have lasted very long.
[Tokyo]. Kobayashi Unto. c1870.
7.7 x 4.7cm.
In good condition. Some age wear to mount and minor age wear to rear. Kido Takayoshi is written in pencil in Japanese on the rear. p33101063