Painting with Light : Photography at the Freer/Sackler, Paperback / softback Book

Painting with Light : Photography at the Freer/Sackler Paperback / softback


This is a completely new guide to the Freer-Sackler Gallery collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographs from Asia and the Middle East, which features some remarkable early photography as well as newly acquired works by leading modern and contemporary artists, photographers and film-makers.

Highlights include extremely rare photonegative portraits of Cixi (1835-1908), the Qing empress dowager of China, photographed by the son of her senior lady-in-waiting, who may have been the only person ever permitted to photograph her.

There is also a series of photos taken by Alice Roosevelt Longworth during the Taft Mission to Asia in 1905.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 210 pages
  • Publisher: D Giles Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Photographs: collections
  • ISBN: 9781907804656



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