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Lot 4031, Auction  119, British India, Portraits of Indian rulers

British India
Portraits of Indian rulers
Los 4031

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1.488€ (US$ 1,566)

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Photographer: Vandyk and unknown. Portraits of Indian rulers. 1880s-c.1910. 6 albumen prints. Various sizes between circa 32 x 24 cm and 20 x 15 cm. Each mounted to board, some matted and 1 framed, 1 annotated in ink below the image on mount.

Most faded, some with foxing/spots, some rubbed areas.

Lot 4032, Auction  119, British India, Native officers and soldiers during maneuvers as well as group portraits

British India
Native officers and soldiers during maneuvers as well as group portraits
Los 4032

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372€ (US$ 392)

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Photographer unknown. Native officers and soldiers during maneuvers as well as group portraits. 1890s. 8 albumen prints. Most circa 15 x 21 cm and larger. 4 mounted to board and annotated in ink below the image on mount.

Some faded, otherwise in good condition.

Provenance: Günter Heil Collection

Lot 4033, Auction  119, British India, Views and people of South India

British India
Views and people of South India
Los 4033

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446€ (US$ 470)

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Photographer unknown. Views and people of South India. 1890s. 24 albumen prints. Various sizes, most circa 10 x 24 cm. Some titled in the negative, most mounted to board.

The views show various landscapes, people, agricultural scenes and some genre images of India. – Some faded, otherwise in good condition.

Provenance: Günter Heil Collection

British India
Views of Indian landscapes, cities and temples
Los 4034

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1.178€ (US$ 1,240)

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Photographer unknown. Views of Indian landscapes, cities and temples. 1890s-1900. 27 albumen prints, gelatin silver prints and some collodion paper prints. Various sizes, most circa 16 x 21 cm and smaller. Some annotated in pencil on the verso.

Some with light fading in edges, gelatin silver prints with some mirroring in edges, otherwise in good to very good condition.

Provenance: Günter Heil Collection

British India
Views of India and some British genre scenes
Los 4035

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471€ (US$ 496)

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Photographer: Underwood & Underwood, Sunbeam Tours Ltd. and unknown. Views of India and some British genre scenes. 1880s-1910. Circa 105 vintage stereo albumen cards. Mounted to original board (slightly warped), 9 x 18 cm.

A large part of this group shows the processions of the Durbar of 1903 in Delhi. A small group of twelve shows sights of Benares (Sunbeam Tours Ltd.). Also includes some British genre scenes. – A few slightly faded or with spots, otherwise most in very good condition.

Provenance: Günter Heil Collection

Lot 4036, Auction  119, British India, Portraits of Indian rulers

British India
Portraits of Indian rulers
Los 4036

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372€ (US$ 392)

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Photographer unknown. Portraits of Indian rulers. 1900. 11 albumen prints. Various sizes between circa 18 x 12 cm and 20 x 36 cm. 6 mounted to board, 1 annotated in ink/pencil below the image on the mount.

Most in good to very good condition.

Provenance: Günter Heil Collection

Lot 4037, Auction  119, British India, Views of Ladakh and Little Tibet

British India
Views of Ladakh and Little Tibet
Los 4037

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248€ (US$ 261)

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Photographer unknown. Views of Ladakh and Little Tibet. Circa 1900. 2 cyanotypes and 12 albumen prints. Each circa 12 x 15 cm and cdv size. 9 mounted, some annotated in ink on the verso.

Two with creases, otherwise in good to very good condition.

Provenance: Günter Heil Collection

British India
Views of Pakistan and North India
Los 4038

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372€ (US$ 392)

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Photographer unknown. Views of Pakistan and North India. 1908. 6 collodion paper prints, 2 gelatin silver prints, 1 albumen print. Most circa 15 x 20 cm and larger. 2 mounted to board.

One image shows His Highness Habibullah Kahn, Amir of Afghanistan, Peschawar circa 1910. Another photograph shows a fortified wall structure in Sikkim. The other images show landscapes and smaller cities of British India. – Edges curled, some with handling marks/creases, otherwise most in good condition.

China
Views of Hong Kong, Canton, Macao and Shanghai
Los 4039

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1.984€ (US$ 2,088)

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Photographer unknown. Views of Hong Kong (4), Canton (2), Macao (5) and Shanghai (2). 1880s/90s. 13 albumen prints. Each circa 20 x 26 cm. Some mounted to board.

Some handling creases, some buckling from mounting, a few small tears, otherwise in good condition.

Lot 4040, Auction  119, Cologne, Views of Cologne

Cologne
Views of Cologne
Los 4040 [*]

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620€ (US$ 653)

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Photographer unknown. Views of Cologne. 1865-1870. 8 albumen prints. Most 17 x 22 cm. Some annotated in pencil on the verso.

An attractive group of early views of Cologne including the old Dombrücke (Cathedral Bridge), the Cathedral, a model of the Cathedral, St. Gerion, the City Hall and other interiors. – A few with light spots, otherwise in very good condition.

Lit.: Ute Grefe. Köln in frühen Photographien 1847-1914. Munich 1988, see pl. 65, 69 and 85 for similar images.

Constantinople
Private souvenir album of Constantinople
Los 4041 [*]

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1.240€ (US$ 1,305)

Details

Private souvenir album of Constantinople. Circa 1900. 96 vintage collodion paper (most) and gelatin prints. Each circa 9 x 12 cm. Some titled in the negative in lower edge, inserted in album pages (some foxing), annotated in German in ink below images on album pages and bound in brown canvas album (edges slightly rubbed) with gilt-embossed title Kodak Souvenirs.

This private album shows many harbor scenes with ships, busy street scenes, architecture and people of Constantinople most likely compiled by a German living in the city. – Some photos slightly buckled, some faded, some handling creases, otherwise several in good condition.

Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes
Individual portraits of a man and woman
Los 4042

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422€ (US$ 444)

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Photographer unknown (German). Individual portraits of a man and woman, most likely husband and wife. Early 1850s. 2 daguerreotypes (sixth-plates), with black glass mats, each behind glass in later wooden frames.

Some oxidation in edges, a few spots on plates, otherwise in good condition.

Lot 4043, Auction  119, Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes, Portrait of a young man

Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes
Portrait of a young man
Los 4043

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744€ (US$ 783)

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Photographer: Marowsky's Atelier für Lichtbilder vormals Richard Scholz, Berlin. Portrait of a young man. Mid-1850s. Sixth-plate gold-toned daguerreotype with paper surround and gilt tape/paper around glass (small pieces missing), photographer's studio label on the verso.

Slight oxidation in edges, spot in right area, otherwise a clear image in very good condition.

Lot 4044, Auction  119, Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes, Portrait of two couples

Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes
Portrait of two couples
Los 4044

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992€ (US$ 1,044)

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Photographer unknown (American). Portrait of two couples. Mid 1850s. Quarter plate daguerreotype, with brass surround, mounted under glass and in leather case (some scratch/scuff marks).

Some spots on plate, otherwise a strong image in very good condition.

Lot 4046, Auction  119, Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes, Erotic genre scene

Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes
Erotic genre scene
Los 4046

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6.820€ (US$ 7,179)

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Erotic genre scene. 1850s. Stereo daguerreotype, lightly hand-tinted. Each image circa 6,5 x 5,5 cm. Sealed behind glass (paper sealing worn).


Some oxidation in edges, otherwise in good condition with delicate coloring.

Lot 4048, Auction  119, Dresden Central Railway Station, Interiors of the central train station in Dresden

Dresden Central Railway Station
Interiors of the central train station in Dresden
Los 4048

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620€ (US$ 653)

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Photographer: Stengel & Co., Dresden. Interiors of the central train station in Dresden. 1897. 2 vintage albumen prints. Each circa 23 x 29 cm. Each with photographer's name and date blindstamp in lower right corner, mounted to original board with gilt-stamped photographic company's name and year (1899) below image on mount.

A few light surface scratches/scuff marks, one photo with some retouching in negative and on print in lower area, otherwise strong prints in very good condition.

Dutch India
Views of the Indonesian Archipelago
Los 4050

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3.472€ (US$ 3,655)

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Photographer: Kristen Feilberg, Woodbury & Page and unknown. Views of the Indonesian Archipelago. 1860s/70s. 10 albumen prints. Various sizes, most circa 19,5 x 27 cm. Each mounted to board, titled in ink in German below image on mount.

This group comprises early images of the Indonesian Archipelago such as a group of Moluccan warriors, Sumatra villages, Batavia harbor, the Governor's House in Buitenxorg and views of Singapore. – Some surface scuff marks, otherwise in very good condition and with strong contrasts.

Lit.: Steven Wachlin. Woodbury & Page - Photographers Java. Leyden 1994, ill. p. 72.

Lot 4051, Auction  119, Dutch India, Dayak house, Borneo

Dutch India
Dayak house, Borneo
Los 4051

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1.240€ (US$ 1,305)

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Photographer: August Sachtler (c. 1839-1873). Dayak house with skull trophies, Borneo. 1870s. Albumen print. 21,5 x 27,5 cm. Mounted to board, annotated in pencil on mount verso.

Among the ethnic groups of the Sarawak area in northwestern Borneo, the Dayaks were the best known. These groups practiced headhunting, which is why they attracted the interest of ethnologists early on. The skulls of killed enemies were considered trophies and status symbols, which were gladly presented in public, as seen in the photo offered here. A print of this image is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. – A few light surface scuff marks, some fading, otherwise in good condition.

Lit.: Georg Buschan: Illustrierte Völkerkunde. II:I. Stuttgart 1923, ill. plate 40, p. 801.
Thomas Theye (ed.). Der geraubte Schatten. Photographie als ethnographisches Dokument. Munich 1989, ill. p. 344.

Lot 4055, Auction  119, Fridrich, Frantisek, Views of Prague

Fridrich, Frantisek
Views of Prague
Los 4055 [*]

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372€ (US$ 392)

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Views of Prague. Circa 1870. 3 albumen prints. Each circa 25,5 x 20,5 cm and 25,5 x 20,5 cm. Each mounted to board (slightly soiled), mounts with printed text Phot u. Verlag von F. Fridrich k. Preuss. Hoflieferant in Prag in lower right corner and printed title below the image on the mount.

The images show Hradschin (East side), a panoramic view of the city and the Old Jewish Cemetery. – A few light surface scuff marks, otherwise strong prints in very good condition.

Lot 4056, Auction  119, Gloeden, Wilhelm von, Youth in toga with ivy head wreath

Gloeden, Wilhelm von
Youth in toga with ivy head wreath
Los 4056

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744€ (US$ 783)

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Youth in toga with ivy head wreath. 1890s. Albumen print. 16 x 11,4 cm. Photographer's Napoli stamp on the verso.

Light handling marks, edges slightly curled, otherwise a strong print in very good condition.

Lot 4057, Auction  119, Gloeden, Wilhelm von, Group of nude youths in front of Arcadian landscape

Gloeden, Wilhelm von
Group of nude youths in front of Arcadian landscape
Los 4057

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2.232€ (US$ 2,349)

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Group of nude youths in front of Arcadian landscape. Circa 1890. Vintage large-format salt print. 38 x 27 cm. Photographer's stamp, 1898 and number 30 in pencil on the verso. Framed under glass in gilt wooden frame, 66 x 46 cm.

Some handling marks, 2 small backed tears in upper right, otherwise a fine print in very good condition.

Lot 4059, Auction  119, Gloeden, Wilhelm von, Male nude on cliffs

Gloeden, Wilhelm von
Male nude on cliffs
Los 4059

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1.984€ (US$ 2,088)

Details

Male nude on cliffs. Circa 1913. Vintage large-format, sepia-toned salt print. 39,5 x 28,5 cm. Photographer's stamp on the verso.

Slightly faded in edges, some traces of silver fish in corners/edges, some creases in lower left corner and along right edge, otherwise a strong print in very good condition.

Lit.: Ulrich Pohlmann/Rudolf Scheutle (eds.). Nude Visions. 150 Jahre Körperbilder in der Fotografie. Heidelberg 2009, ill. p. 43.

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