Old Asia Photography

Photographs for sale

Harris, Thomas Bradley
​An important historical image of the American soldier and mercenary who fought for the Qing Army under Frederick Townsend Ward against the Taiping rebels in the early 1860s. According to Caleb Carr in his 1992 biography of Ward, The Devil Soldier, the only known likeness of Burgevine appeared ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print carte de visite
Mount: Original mount
Dimensions: 105 x 61mm (mount size)
Year: c.1862
Ref: 01526
Price: US$1500
Wiebeking, E.A.
​An exceptionally rare photograph from this short-lived Hong Kong studio.The 1865 China Directory lists ‘E. Wiebeking, photographer, Stanley Street.’  Wiebeking subsequently formed a partnership with W. G. Cearns in early 1866.  On 4th January 1866 the Hongkong Daily Press carried th ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print carte de visite
Mount: Original printed mount
Dimensions: 105 x 60mm - card size
Year: 1866
Ref: 01525
Price: US$1500
Suzuki Shinichi
​It looks very much as though the shrewd editor of The Far East,John Black, commissioned this series in the early 1870s, and this would support his claim, in the July 1873 edition that “we have already in possession photographs of ‘groups of the people’ from life, sufficient for our work for the ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print carte de visite
Mount: Original mount
Dimensions: 82 x 100mm -card size
Year: c.1872/3
Ref: 01524
Price: US$850
Unknown Photographer
​Some handling and surface scuff marks, otherwise very good condition.​The same subject is shown in a photograph in the Tropenmuseum, Netherlands, ref: TM-60001380 under the title "Groepsfoto van Siamesen". See item 01516. The man shown is presumably the husband of the subject here. Both are include ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print
Mount: Old mount
Dimensions: 273 x 215mm
Year: c.1875
Ref: 01517
Price: US$1500
Unknown Photographer
​Some minor handling and scuff marks, otherwise excellent condition. The same subject is shown in a photograph in the Tropenmuseum, Netherlands, ref: TM-60001380 under the title "Groepsfoto van Siamesen". See item 01517. The woman shown is presumably the wife of the subject here. Both are included i ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print
Mount: Unmounted
Dimensions: 262 x 204mm
Year: c.1875
Ref: 01516
Price: US$2000
Shimooka Renjo
​Rich tones and fine example of Shimooka's work. Shows trademark studio carpet.
Medium: Albumen print carte de visite
Mount: Original mount
Dimensions: 107 x 62mm (mount)
Year: c.1868
Ref: 01514
Price: US$1000
Shimooka Renjo
​Good condition. Illustrated in Ishiguro. Renjo Shimooka (1999, p.160)
Medium: Albumen print carte de visite
Mount: Original mount
Dimensions: 62 x 105mm (mount)
Year: c.1870
Ref: 01513
Price: US$350
Unknown Photographer
​Rare portrait of Kato who was the 13th and last Daimyo of Ōzu (Iyo) Domain on the island of Shikuoko. The second son of Kato Yasumoto, Yasuaki succeeded his elder brother Yasutomi upon the latter's death in 1864. Ōzu Domain and the other han or fiefs were abolished in 1871. ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print carte de visite
Mount: Original mount
Dimensions: 106 x 61mm
Year: c.1870
Ref: 01512
Price: US$750
Schulze, Fedor
​Excellent condition. Illustrated in Dr. H. Ploss. Woman: An Historical Gynaecological and Anthropological Compendium, Burlington: Elsevier Science, 2014, p.309.  Captain Fedor Schulze (1836-1908) was a German military officer who served with distinction in the Dutch forces and settled in Batav ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print
Mount: Original mount
Dimensions: 193 x 245mm
Year: c.1890
Ref: 01509
Price: US$1500
Schulze, Fedor
​Very good condition. Shows Schulze studio wet stamp printed on reverse: 'Schulze Photo Batavia'.  Captain Fedor Schulze (1836-1908) was a German military officer who served with distinction in the Dutch forces and settled in Batavia where he became a naturalised Dutchman. Amongst other pu ... <more>
Medium: Albumen print
Mount: Unmounted
Dimensions: 190 x 257mm
Year: c.1890
Ref: 01508
Price: US$600
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