Portrait of a European woman; European woman in rickshaw outside SeeTay's studio.
600€ (US$ 667)
Portrait of a European woman in Tientsin; European woman in rickshaw and man standing outside Shitai's studio in Tientsin. 1880s. 1 hand-colored albumen cabinet print, 1 albumen cabinet print. Each circa 17 x 11 cm. Each mounted to photographer's studio board with photographer's English name SEE TAY Tientsin gilt-embossed in lower edge under image on mount.
Liang Shitai was a photographer from Hongkong and ran one of the most well-known studios. He began working in the early 1870s in Hongkong. In 1876, he moved the studio to Shanghai and then to Tianjin in 1880. He photographed some of the most important political figures in the late Qing Dynasty. The woman in the studio portrait is the same woman shown in the image of the rickshaw outside Shitai's studio. A sign with See-Tay's name is visible hanging on the wall to the left. – Some light surface soiling/surface scuff marks, slightly faded, otherwise in very good condition.
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