Warrior, 1881 by J.J. Lloyd
Colorized by J.J. Lloyd
based on an original Albumen Silver print
by Franz von Stillfried-Ratenicz
c.1881, Yokohama, Japan
"The port of Yokohama became the base of foreign trade in Japan during the Meiji era, and a centre of newly imported Western technology such as gas-powered street lamps, newspaper and of course, photography.
A number of photographic studios operated out of Yokohama, with the Japan Photographic Association (also known as Stillfried & Andersen) producing a prolific output of hand coloured portraits and landscapes.
Many photographers developed their own techniques for hand colouring albumen silver prints known as shashin abura-e (写真油絵) - 'photographic oil paintings', were incredibly popular with tourists of the time.
A different version of the photograph also by me features as the cover of the Manic Street Preacher’s album Resistance is Futile (2018, Columbia Records)."
"A portrait of a Japanese soldier from the waist up. He is standing facing his left whilst wearing ornate armour consisting of a chest plate and chainmail undershirt. His hair is swept back and is dressed in a topknot."
Please note that the listed sizes refer to the print stock with the photograph on it which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:
Broad – 9 ½" × 12" (24.1 × 30.5 cm)
Drawing Room – 12 ¾" × 16" (32.3 × 40.6 cm)
Exhibition – 15 ¾" × 19 ¾" (40 × 50.1 cm)
Colossal – 24" × 30" (61 × 76.2 cm)
The Small Print
Proudly printed on the south coast of England. Our archive quality giclée art prints are printed on 100% cotton 315 gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta, using the latest Epson® UltraChrome HD inks with a shelf life over a century, though we recommend you do not display your print in direct sunlight for long periods.
This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only. Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.