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Catalogue 19th - 21st Century Photography » Photography Department
19th - 21st Century Photography Catalogue Price EURO 20,00
Auction Date Wed, June 5, 15:00 CET

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Inhabitants of various African regions

Lot 4001

Photographer unknown. Inhabitants of various African regions. Circa 1890s - 1915. 12 albumen/collodion paper prints and 4 photochromes. Each between circa 12 x 17 cm and 25 x 19 cm.

Includes some rare photochromes of African tribes people. – Some faded, many in good condition and with strong contrasts.

€ 600   (US$ 677)

After-Sales Price
€ 400   (US$ 451)

Andaman and Philippine Islands
Indigenous people of Andaman and Philippine Isl...

Lot 4002

Photographer unknown. Indigenous people of Andaman and the Philippine Islands. 1870s/80s. 10 albumen prints. 7 x 13 cm and 14 x 21,5 cm. 1 with caption in lower left corner in the negative.

Includes a group portrait with the Justice of the Peace Luzon I entitled: "Vice petty governor and his tenants of justice". The Gobernadorcillo (Philippine Spanish) was a municipal judge or governor in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period, who carried out the common tasks of leadership, economic and judicial administration in a city. He was the leader of a city or Pueblo (people or population). In a coastal city, the Gobernadorcillo acted as port captain. His appointment was made by an exclusive nomination under Spanish law. His term of office lasted two years. – Some faded, one print with two backed tears in lower and upper edge.

Provenance: Günter Heil Collection

€ 750   (US$ 847)

After-Sales Price
€ 500   (US$ 565)

Anschütz, Ottomar
Dog; Deer

Lot 4003

[*] Dog; Deer. 1886-1889. 4 albumen prints. 14,4 x 20 cm and 14,5 x 19,5 cm. Photographer's name and date in the negative in lower left/right; 3 with photographer's stamp on the verso.

Some surface scuff marks, unmounted prints with some pressure marks from album slits in corners, otherwise in very good condition.

€ 600   (US$ 677)

Hammer Price
€ 400 (US$ 451)

Anderson, James
Laocoön and His Sons

Lot 4004

(Attributed to). Laocoön and His Sons, Uffizi Gallery, Vatican Museums, Rome. 1870s. Large-format albumen print. 41 x 30 cm. Mounted to board.

Some light oxidation mirroring in edges, a few light surface scuff marks, slight fading in lower and upper edge, otherwise in good condition.

€ 600   (US$ 677)

Hammer Price
€ 500 (US$ 565)

Baldus, Edouard-Denis
Notre-Dame de Paris

Lot 4005

Notre-Dame de Paris. Circa 1855. Salt print. 20 x 26 cm (mount 34 x 44 cm). Mounted to original card (slightly soiled, slight edge wear), photographer's signature stamp and number 94 in pencil below the image on the mount.

It was Victor Hugo's novel "Notre-Dame de Paris. 1482", published in 1831, that brought the beauty of the building back into focus and contributed (1844) to the decision for a comprehensive restoration campaign under the direction of Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, which only came to an end twenty years later. Many damaged figures were replaced and a new high ridge turret (La flèche) made of lead-clad wood was erected. The large amount of building material and tools can still be clearly seen in this photograph. According to this, the restoration was not yet completed.
On the evening of April 15, 2019, a major fire broke out in the cathedral, which was brought under control early in the morning of the following day. Large parts of the oak truss burnt, the wooden crossing tower collapsed and the vaults of the naves were breached in at least two places. – Two minor retouched scuff marks, light spot near upper edge, otherwise a rich, strong print in near excellent condition.

Lit.: Metropolitan Museum of Art and Canadian Centre of Architecture. The Photographs of Edouard Baldus. New York 1994.

Errata: The photograph was taken more likely 1859/60.

€ 900   (US$ 1.016)

Hammer Price
€ 900 (US$ 1.016)

Beato, Felice
Playing Go

Lot 4006

[^] Playing Go. 1868. Hand-colored albumen print. 20 x 25,2cm. Mounted to card (minimal foxing).

GO is a strategic board game for two players. Originally from ancient China, the game has been shaped throughout history in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. It was not until the 20th century that Go found its way outside East Asia. – Some light stain marks in corner from glue, otherwise a strong print in very good condition.

€ 1.500   (US$ 1.694)

After-Sales Price
€ 1.200   (US$ 1.355)

Béchard, Henri
Views of Egypt

Lot 4007

Views of Egypt: ruins, temples of Karnak, landscapes and portraits. Mid-1870s. 7 albumen prints. Circa 26,5 x 37,4 cm and 37,4 x 26,5 cm. Each with photographer's name in lower right corner, as well as numbered and titled in lower left in the negative, mounted to board, annotated in pencil below images on mount, 2 with collector's label on mount verso.

Béchard produced some of the most well-composed and endearing photographs of Egypt. They are not as common as photos by Sebah, Bonfils, Arnoux and Zangaki, as the studio only worked from the 1870s-1880s, whereas the other studios were still producing work throughout the 1890s. The prints offered here are signed by H.(enri) Béchard but prints signed by Émile Béchard, who might have been his brother or even the same person, also exist. – Some surface scuff marks, otherwise strong prints with a rich chocolate-brown tone and in very good condition.

Lit.: Ken Jacobson. Odalisques and Arabesques: Orientalist Photography 1839 - 1925. London 2007, see pp. 210-212.

€ 1.200   (US$ 1.355)

After-Sales Price
€ 1.000   (US$ 1.130)

Views of Belgium

Lot 4008

Selected views of Belgium. 1870s. 4 albumen prints. Most circa 34 x 27 cm. Each mounted to board (slightly soiled and with foxing).

The views show the city hall of Leuven (2), the Grand Place, Brussels and Guild Halls on the Lys River and Ghent. – Some light surface scuff marks, two prints faded, otherwise in good conditon.

€ 400   (US$ 451)

Hammer Price
€ 300 (US$ 338)

Views of Berlin

Lot 4009

Photographers: C. Eckenrath, J.F. Stiehm, H. Selle, Sophus Williams Verlag, Underwood & Underwood and unknown. Views of Berlin. 1870s - 1880s. 36 albumen stereo views and 16 cabinet cards. Some with photographer's names and titles printed on mounts, some with printed captions on mount verso.

One with repaired crack, otherwise most in very good condition.

€ 300   (US$ 338)

After-Sales Price
€ 200   (US$ 225)

Views of Berlin

Lot 4010

Views of Berlin. 1871. Circa 42 albumen prints. Each circa 18 x 27 cm. Each mounted to original board (slightly soiled in edges) with title and number printed below the image on the mount, in 2 red cloth portfolios.

Both include views of the most known sites of Berlin. The early photos of the four major train stations, including Hamburger Bahnhof, Niederschlesischer Bahnhof, Görlitzer Bahnhof and Ost Bahnhof are quite rare. – Most in very good condition.

€ 400   (US$ 451)

Hammer Price
€ 550 (US$ 621)

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