CDV of Sugi Magoshichiro Taken in St. Petersburg, Russia by Charles Bergamasco
[Japan] Previously unknown photo of Sugi Magoshichiro (1835-1920), a Choshu (present day Yamaguchi prefecture) samurai, who was sent to Europe in 1861 as a junior member of the embassy. Very few, if any, photos of Japanese envoys taken in Saint Petersburg exist. The photographer, Bergamasco, was born in Italy and moved to Russia in the 1840s.
St. Petersburg. Charles Bergamasco. 1861.
8.7 x 5.3cm.
In very good condition. Very minor loss of contrast. Rear with a tiny bit of age wear. p34081244