Carp Banners in Kyoto  1888

by Louis Dumoulin

Louis Dumoulin’s Carp Banners is one of a series of paintings inspired by the artist’s trips to Asia in 1888 and 1889. The composition is loosely based on a photograph taken by an Italian photographer, Adolfo Farsari, who produced hand-colored photographs for the western tourist trade. He photographed this site in Yokohama about 1886. His photograph did not include the viv...
46 x 54.3 cm (18 1/8 x 21 3/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston