The J. Paul Getty Museum

View of the Hakone Pass

Object Details

Title:

View of the Hakone Pass

Artist/Maker:

Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)

Culture:

British

Place:

Tōkaidō, Japan (Place Created)

Date:

1863–1868

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

2007.26.145

Dimensions:

28.3 × 23.6 cm (11 1/8 × 9 5/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography

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Object Description

Beato took many of his scenic views following the course of the historic Tokaido Road, a great highway linking the shogun capital of Edo (present-day Tokyo) with the imperial capital Kyoto and the city of Osaka. In this image featuring the mountainous landscape of Japan and its pine forests, Beato had his porters pose on the wooden paths to create a sense of immediacy.

Provenance
Provenance
2002 - 2007

The Wilson Centre for Photography, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road (December 7, 2010 to May 6, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 7, 2010 to April 24, 2011
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Chiyoda-Kn, Tokyo), March 6 to May 6, 2012