First Exhibition of the Earliest Photographs of Chinese Women

Dragon Women: Early Chinese Photography Opening Reception: March 15,  6pm to 9pm On view March 14 – May 15, 202410 West 18th Street 7th Floor, New YorkOpen by appointment only: 646-838-4576 or 410-602-3002 Rare early photographs of Chinese women from the Loewentheil Photography of China Collection will be exhibited for the first time in New […]

Lai Fong (ca. 1839-1890): Photographer of China

7 February 2020 – 14 June 2020 – Cornell University, Johnson Museum of Art This exhibition introduces viewers to the work of Lai Fong, arguably the most ambitious and successful photographer of nineteenth-century China. Lai established his studio in Hong Kong around 1870, and over the next twenty years built a towering reputation on his […]

120 Photographs of China from the Loewentheil Collection on Exhibit in Beijing

Felice Beato North Gate, Beijing 1860 Albumen print, 2 print 43 x 59 cm Vision and Reflection: Photographs of China in the 19th Century from the Loewentheil Collection 27 November 2018 – 31 March 2019 – Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing The Tsinghua University Art Museum will present for the first time in Beijing over […]

Masterpieces of Early Chinese Photography

Great Imperial Palace, Beijing

Felice Beato Great Imperial Palace, Beijing 1860 Albumen print 7 March 2017 – 20 March 2017 – PRPH Books, New York Masterpieces of Early Chinese Photography brings together 30 original photographs by the greatest figures in nineteenth-century photography of China. These rare early photographs are from the Stephan Loewentheil Historical Photography of China Collection. This […]

Qing Dynasty Shanghai: The Photographs of William Saunders

William Saunders Portrait of a Woman from Guangzhou c.1865 Hand-colored albumen print 29 cm x 22 cm 4 November 2016 – 12 November 2016 – China Exchange, London Qing Dynasty Shanghai: The Photographs of William Saunders features a selection of 35 to 40 original 19th-century albumen silver prints, many hand-colored, by William Saunders from the […]

Qing Dynasty Peking: Thomas Child’s Photographs

Thomas Child Wedding Couple 1870s Albumen print 22 cm x 29 cm 23 September 2016 – 23 September 2016 – Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York The first exhibition in America of rare 19th-century photographs of Beijing by Thomas Child from the Loewentheil China Photography Collection. The famous bride and groom in Child’s wedding […]

Qing Dynasty Peking: Thomas Child’s Photographs

Thomas Child Jade Belt Bridge 1870s Albumen print 22 cm x 29 cm 10 November 2015 – 15 November 2015 – China Exchange, London An extensive collection of Thomas Child’s nineteenth-century photographs of Peking will be exhibited at the China Exchange in London, November 10-15, 2015. Thomas Child was the most prolific early photographer of […]


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