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ID: 500002985
 
Record Type: Person
Beato, Felice (English photographer, ca. 1825-ca. 1908, active in Japan, Constantinople, and the Mediteranean, and Asia)

Note: In 1853 Beato was in Constantinople, Turkey assiting a British photographer James Robertson. It is believed that the partnership between the two brother-in laws was formed in either 1853 or in 1854 when Robertson opened a studio in the Péra district of Constantinople. Since some of the photographs are signed "Robertson, Beato & Co." it is thought that the "and Co." stands for another brother Antonio Beato. From 1853 to 1856, Beato photographed in Malta and the Mediterranean, Egypt, Palestine and Greece with Robertson. From 1855 to 1856 Beato and Robertson replaced Roger Fenton as photographers of the Crimean War. Beato photographed the Indiam Mutiny in 1857 and also the Siege of Lucknow, India in 1858. In 1860 Beato left the partnership with Robertson to photograph the opium war in China and the signing of the peace treaty between the Mandarins and Britain. In 1862 Beato moved to Yokohama, Japan and in 1865 formed a partnership with artist Charles Wirgman called "Beato & Wirgman Artists and Photographers". From 1869 to 1877 Beato ran his own studio in Yokohama called "F. Beato & Co., Photographers". In 1877, Beato sold most of his stock to the firm Stillfried & Andersen who then moved into his studio. From 1884 to 1885 Beato was the official photographer of the expeditionary forces to the Sudan. In 1886 Beato returned to live in Japan.

Names:
Beato, Felice (preferred,V,index,LC)
Felice Beato (V,display)
Beato, A. (V)
Beato, Felice A. (V)
Beato, Felix (V)
Beatto, Felice (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English
Italian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Venice (Venezia province, Veneto, Italy) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1853-1854  Istanbul (İstanbul province, Marmara Region, Turkey) (inhabited place)
active:   1862-1877  Yokohama (Kanagawa prefecture, Kanto, Japan) (inhabited place)
active:   1886-1908  Yokohama (Kanagawa prefecture, Kanto, Japan) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
partner in ....  Robertson & Beato  from 1853 or 1854 to 1860
..................  (Turkish photography studio, established 1853 or 1854, dissolved 1867) [500120307]
partner of ....  Robertson, James  1853-1860
..................  (English photographer and medalist, ca. 1810-after 1881) [500004067]
sibling of ....  Beato, Antonio  
..................  (Italian and British photographer, ca. 1825-ca. 1903) [500033257]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Beato, Felice (I)

Biographies:
(English photographer, ca. 1825-ca. 1908, active in Japan, Constantinople, and the Mediteranean, and Asia) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, b. ca. 1825) ..... [GRL]
(British photographer, ca. 1825-d. ca.1904-1907) ..... [GRLPSC]
(British photographer, ca.1830-ca.1904) ..... [BHA]
(British photographer, born 1825, probably died in 1908, born in Italy) ..... [VP]
(British (b. Italy), 1825-1904 (also Robertson & Beato)) ..... [JPGM]
(Italian photographer; born Venice, ca. 1825; died 1903) ..... [CCA]

Sources and Contributors:
Beato, A. ........ [GRLPSC]
....................  Eskind and Drake, Index to American Photographic Collections (1990)
Beato, Felice ........ [CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
............................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 85044155
............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Beato, Felice A. ........ [BHA Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred]
.................................  Eskind and Drake, Index to American Photographic Collections (1990)
Beato, Felix ........ [CCA, GRL]
..........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 85044155
Beatto, Felice ........ [CCA]
..............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Felice Beato ........ [CCA, VP]
..........................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, GRL, GRLPSC, JPGM, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Beato, Venice: Ikona Photo Gallery (1983)
....................  Berner and Klüwer, Rejsen til Egypten (1983)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Crombie, Felice Beato, History of Photography (1987)
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Encyclopedia of Photography (1984)
....................  Eskind and Drake, Index to American Photographic Collections (1990)
....................  Gernsheim, History of Photography from the Camera Obscura (1969) pp.270-271
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Macmillan, Encyclopedia Photographers (1983)
....................  Newhall, A survey of the history of photography (1972)
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Oztuncay, James Robertson (1992) 24-26
....................  Parry, Photography Index (1979)
....................  Perez, Focus East: Early photography in the Near East (1988) 131
....................  Zannier, Verso oriente: Fotografie di Antonio e Felice Beato (1986) 9-14
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA, VP]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Beato, Venice: Ikona Photo Gallery (1983)
.......... Oztuncay, James Robertson (1992) 24
.......... Zannier, Verso oriente: Fotografie di Antonio e Felice Beato (1986) 11-12
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