Ogawa, K, photographerabout 1893
This is an image from a book called Lilies of Japan, published in 1893 by K Ogawa, a pioneering Japanese photographer. This book is part of the Silver Studio's reference collection; the designers who worked for the Studio acquired a great deal of fascinating material to use as visual reference.
A paperback book with a decorative cover; Japanese sewn binding with western repairs. Woven paper with tissue pages in front of pages with collotypes printed on woven paper. Collotype.
Mercedes Giralt, 'The use of Photography in 19th-century Fine and Decorative Arts: Photographic sources from the Silver Studio Collection', unpublished MA dissertation, University of Sussex, 2015.
Hendon, Zoë (2012) 'The Silver Studio Art Reference Collection', Decorative Arts Society Journal, 36. pp. 65-81.