Prince Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor by Uchida Kuichi (1844-1875), proof on albumen paper, hand coloured, Japan, 8 October, 1873, 19.2 x 23.6 cm, Paris, MNAAG, bought (2007-2009)© RMN-GP (MNAAG, Paris) / image RMN-GP. This is the first photograph of the emperor taken in Western dress

Prince Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor by Uchida Kuichi (1844-1875), proof on albumen paper, hand coloured, Japan, 8 October, 1873, 19.2 x 23.6 cm, Paris, MNAAG, bought (2007-2009)© RMN-GP (MNAAG, Paris) / image RMN-GP. This is the first photograph of the emperor taken in Western dress

Prince Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor by Uchida Kuichi (1844-1875), proof on albumen paper, hand coloured, Japan, 8 October, 1873, 19.2 x 23.6 cm, Paris, MNAAG, bought (2007-2009)© RMN-GP (MNAAG, Paris) / image RMN-GP. This is the first photograph of the emperor taken in Western dress

Prince Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor by Uchida Kuichi (1844-1875), proof on albumen paper, hand coloured, Japan, 8 October, 1873, 19.2 x 23.6 cm, Paris, MNAAG, bought (2007-2009)© RMN-GP (MNAAG, Paris) / image RMN-GP. This is the first photograph of the emperor taken in Western dress

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