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Plüschow, Guglielmo
Nude boy at riverside; Reclining nude boy

Los 4081

Nude boy at riverside; Reclining nude boy. Circa 1900. 2 albumen prints. 16,5 x 11 cm and 10,5 x 16,3 cm. Each with photographer's red Roma stamp (1 taped over), and 1 with distributor's Angelo Pedo stamp and number 1716 and 2718 in blue crayon on the verso.

One with minimal fading in edges, one with stronger fading in edges, a few light handling marks, otherwise in very good condition.

€ 750   (US$ 885)

€ 750 (US$ 885)

Polterabend Familie Schürmann 1867
Souvenir album of the Polterabend costume ball ...

Los 4082

Photographer: most probably Johann Philipp Hoff (1833 - 1908). Souvenir album: Polterabend costume ball of the wealthy jeweller Eduard Schürmann family, Frankfurt /Main. 1867. 24 albumen prints with rounded corners. Each circa 14 x 11,4 cm. Mounted to gilt-edged boards, alternating with handwritten and painted title in gilt letters and text leaves in poetry form, beige silk flyleaves, bound in opulent contemporary tooled leather album, gilt ornament around inside covers, with silver-plated ornaments and lettering 26 September 1867 and two metal clasps (33,5 x 28,5 cm).

This opulent souvenir album documents some of the costumes and attendees of the Polterabend (wedding-eve party) of the wealthy jeweller Eduard Schürmann family in Frankfurt/Main (Zeil No. 19). Beautiful gilt calligraphic title page and handwritten pages are bound alternately with the photographs. The German custom of the Polterabend is celebrated on the night before a wedding when guests break porcelain to bring good luck to the marriage, following with the German saying "Scherben bringen Glück" (shards bring luck). More distinguished families did not always take the custom of the Polterabend literally. For them the sociable aspect was more important and was often combined with costumes and perfomance. The photographs are exceptionally well composed and many scenes creatively enacted.
The photographer is most likely Johann Philipp Hoff, the son of the Frankfurt artist and lithographer Johann Nikolaus Hoff. He studied sculpture at the Städelsche Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt (1848 - 1852) and then went to Munich where he became an assistant to the lithographer and photographer Franz Hanfstaengl. In 1858 Hoff returned to Frankfurt where he opened his own photographic studio and became one of the most prominent Frankfurt photographers of the 1860s. One can see the influence of Hanfstaengl in the way Hoff poses and photographs his sitters. His studio closed in 1888. – Some pages with light finger marks, a few with small tear, one photograph with light scuff mark, most with some fading around edges, otherwise with strong contrasts and in excellent condition - an extremely well preserved and attractive album.

€ 3.000   (US$ 3.540)

€ 3.800 (US$ 4.484)

Portrait album of 19th century European and Sou...

Los 4083

Portrait album of 19th century European and Southern German nobility.1860s. 73 albumen cartes-de-visite. Mounted to gilt-edged album pages, annotated in ink/pencil in French below the images on album page, bound in leather album with clasp (front cover missing, edges rubbed).

The portraits include members of the following families: Kálmán, Ottenfels, Kollonitz, Karoly, Windisch-Grätz, Schoenfeld, Heerburger, Kinsky, Lobkowitz, Wimpffen and Schauenstein. – Some surface scuffing to photos, some slightly faded, some with spots, otherwise most in good condition.

€ 400   (US$ 472)

€ 320 (US$ 377)

Pun Lun

Los 4084

[*] Portraits of actors, street sellers and others. 1870s. 16 cartes-de-visite albumen prints. Each circa 9 x 6 cm. Each mounted to pink/purple board.

Some faded in edges, some scuff marks, otherwise in good condition.

€ 2.000   (US$ 2.360)

€ 1.600   (US$ 1.888)

Robertson, James
"The Barracks Battery"; "Sebastopol from the Ma...

Los 4085

[*] The Crimean War: "The Barracks Battery"; "Sebastopol from the Malakoff No. 2". 1855. 2 salt prints. Each circa 24,7 x 29,7 cm.

A print of "The Barracks Battery" is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. – Faded, first print with some damage in negative in lower left, a few light handling marks.

€ 1.200   (US$ 1.416)

€ 800   (US$ 944)

View of the Forum Boarium

Los 4086

Photographer unknown. View of the Forum Boarium with the Temple of Hercules Victor. 1870s. Mammoth albumen print. 74 x 98 cm. Mounted to board (100 x 126 cm), framed under glass in contemporary wood frame.

Some foxing spots in upper right sky area, spot to left of temple, otherwise in very good condition.

€ 600   (US$ 708)

€ 400 (US$ 472)

Views of Rome

Los 4087

Views of Rome. 1870-80s/printed 1890s. Circa 46 albumen prints. Each between circa 18 x 25 and 41 x 54 cm. Some with title and number in lower edge in the negative, each mounted to board.

Some faded, otherwise most in good conditon.

€ 400   (US$ 472)

€ 300   (US$ 354)

Views of the Caucasus

Los 4088

Photographer: Fedor Gadaeva (1858 - 1896). Views of the Caucasus. 1890s. 6 albumen prints. Each circa 12 x 17 cm. Mounted to original studio board (slightly warped), with decorative borders and title and photographer's name in Russian, as well as studio logos.

The images include two views of Mtskheta and Georgian military road; Pyatigorsk, Lermontov's cave; Zheleznovodsk, entrance to mine tunnel; Georgian military road, Devil's Bridge and heights of Gudauri. Gadaev is considered one of the greatest photographers of the Caucasus in the 19th century. He had a studio in the town of Kislovodsk in the Northern Caucasus and another in Pyatigorsk. – Some with slight surface scuffing, some slightly faded, otherwise in good condition.

€ 600   (US$ 708)

€ 400   (US$ 472)

Samoa / Fiji Islands
Souvenir album of Samoa compiled by a crew memb...

Los 4089

[*] Photographer: Thomas Andrew, Burton Brothers, Alfred James Tattersall and unknown. Souvenir album of Samoa and Fiji Islands compiled by a crew member of the SMS Leipzig. 1890s. 64 collodion paper prints and 23 matte gelatin silver prints. Each between circa 24 x 19 cm, 20 x 15 cm and 17 x 12 cm. Mounted to gilt-edged board some annotated in German in pencil below the images on the mount, bound in decorative lacquer album (a few minmal chips in corners, otherwise excellent condition).

Some surface scuff marks/scratches, otherwise in good to very good condition.

€ 2.500   (US$ 2.950)

€ 2.200   (US$ 2.596)

Schönscheidt, Johann H.
Interior view of Cologne Cathedral

Los 4090

Interior view of Cologne Cathedral. 1890s. Large format albumen print. Each circa 41 x 54 cm. Photographer's blindstamp in lower area, mounted in mat (time-stained).

In very good condition with strong contrasts.

€ 500   (US$ 590)

€ 350   (US$ 413)

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