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Java by Woodbury & Page, 1870-1880

MS. 23051 photogr. 33

Photographically-illustrated book containing views of Java. There are also some separated prints and handwritten indexes. Most of the photographs are close-ups of temple reliefs. Several are attributed to Isodore van Kinsbergen.


  • Creation: 1870-1880


14 items

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 33

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 84:0374; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 166

Biographical / Historical

Walter Bentley Woodbury and James Page opened a photographic studio in Batavia in 1857. Henry James Woodbury, Walter's brother, joined them in 1859. James Page left the firm in 1861. When Woodbury returned to England in 1862, his younger brother Albert took over a studio in Chiribon, Java, which was in business until 1910.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Christie's UK, 29/03/1984, lot 74

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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom