Large Format Photo of the Kamakura Daibutsu Rare image with Charles Wirgman sitting on the right
[Japan] Very important photo taken by Felice Beato and showing his friend and business partner, Charles Wirgman (1832-91), sitting on the right. It has been said that the Westerner sitting on the left is Beato, but it seems more likely that this man is Major de Vecchi, an Italian who was known to have been with Wirgman and Beato when British Lieutenants Robert Bird and George Baldwin were murdered nearby in the so-called Kamakura Incident of October 1864.
[Yokohama]. Felice [sometimes Felix] Beato. 1864.
29.6 x 22.8cm.
In very good condition. Mounted on card with only minor wear and very minor creasing. p34061219