Large Format Photo of the British Legation at Tokyo by Kusakabe Kimbei
[Japan] Large, hand-coloured, albumen photo showing the grounds and buildings of the British Legation in Tokyo (today the British Embassy is at the same location). The huge area of land the legation occupied just across from the Imperial Palace is a bit smaller today, but still expansive for such a location. Numbered '678' in negative at lower left, matching the index list of photos by Kusakabe Kimbei.
[Tokyo/Yokohama]. Kusakabe Kimbei. c1890.
26.3 x 20.1cm.
In good to very good condition. Unmounted. Light creases at corners where the photo was inserted into an album mount. 'British Legation Tokio' in pencil on rear along with the same in Japanese. Also small seal on rear in Japanese reading, 'Osaka mawari' but we are unsure of the connection. p34031135