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Africa / Nigeria
Documentation album of the economic activities ...

Los 4001

[*] Photographer unknown. Documentation album of the economic activities of British and German tradesmen in Lagos and surroundings. 1877 - 1882. Circa 84 albumen prints. Various sizes, most circa 16 x 22 cm and some 9 x 5,4 cm. Mounted to gilt-edged album leaves (strongly warped and solied), bound in contemporary brown full leather album (rubbed, scuffed and tear along spine).

An early documentation album of the British and German trade posts in Lagos, Abeokuta and surroundings. One group portrait shows agents and clerks of the British W & B Cie. (Witt & Brisch and another shows "Germans in Lagos. 1877". The early branch of the Lüderitz tobacco company in Lagos, probably with Adolf Lüderitz himself on the balcony can also be seen. One of the most interesting images shows a large group portrait of a Yoruba Chief and his 11 wives entitled "Waseoweh Padonou and his wives. From Porto Novo. Interpreter for W. & B.". Also includes an early view of Abeokuta (settlement), most likely this chieftan's seat. Two larger images show two ships at the new wharf in Lagos. The album also contains images of important buildings in early Lagos such as various Christian churches, the small Lagos court hall and the Government House of Gov. Knapp-Barow. At the end of the album there is a series of early carte-de-visite portraits of African types in Lagos. – A few prints faded, some with fold marks, many with strong contrasts and in good to very good condition.

Schätzpreis
€ 2.000   (US$ 2.360)


Zuschlag
€ 12.000 (US$ 14.160)



» Fotografie des 19. - 21. Jahrhunderts
China
Views of Peking

Los 4030

Photographer: William Pryor Floyd (1834 - circa 1900) and unknown. Views of Peking. 1870s. 20 albumen prints. Each circa 21,5 x 27,5 cm and larger. Mounted to gilt-flecked board (warped, time stained in edges, some soiled), most with title and number on printed label affixed below image on the mount.

This group includes the following numbers and titles: " No. 851, The Observatory Pekin"; "No. 862, A Pekin Cart"; "No. 863, 867, 870, 920, 922, Pekin" including views of the German Legation, and British Legation containing the French, German and Belgian Legations as well as "No. 925, Foreign Ministers, Pekin" showing George Seward (USA), Max von Brand (Germany), Federico Elmore (Peru), Sir Thomas Francis Wade (Britain) and Jevgenij Bützow (Russia). – Some prints slightly faded, some with minor surface rubbing, most in very good condition and with strong contrasts.

Schätzpreis
€ 3.000   (US$ 3.540)


Zuschlag
€ 7.000 (US$ 8.260)



» Fotografie des 19. - 21. Jahrhunderts
Chopin, Frédéric
Views of the birthplace of Frédéric Chopin, Ze...

Los 4031

Views of the birthplace of Frédéric Chopin, Zelazowa Wola, Poland. 1860s. 5 albumen prints (4 oval and 1 with rounded corners). Each circa 12 x 10 cm and 12,5 x 10,7 cm. Each mounted to board (slightly soiled), each annotated in ink in Polish below/above the images, in contemporary folder.

These rare views are the earliest known photographs showing the manor house in Zelazowa Wola, Poland, which belonged to the Polish nobleman, politician and independent scholar Fryderyk Skarbek (1792 - 1866) and where his godson Frédéric Chopin was born. These views are not known to be in any archives, including the Frédéric Chopin Museum, Warsaw. – A few spots, some surface scuff marks, one with foxing spots, one faded, otherwise in good condition.

Schätzpreis
€ 3.000   (US$ 3.540)


Zuschlag
€ 4.600 (US$ 5.428)



» Fotografie des 19. - 21. Jahrhunderts
Kroehle, Charles and Georg Hübner and others
Landscapes and people of Upper Amazon Valley, Peru

Los 4061

[*] Landscapes and people of the Upper Amazon Valley, Peru. Circa 1890. 46 albumen prints. Each circa 14 x 21 cm (34) and 10 x 13,2 cm (12). Some signed by the photographer in lower left/right corner in the negative.

The two Germans Charles Kroehle and George Huebner are considered the pioneereing photographers of the Amazon in Peru. From 1888 - 1891 they travelled the Amazon, Ecuador and Bolivia. During those trips some of the first photographs were taken of Indios such as the Campa, Pirus, Shipicos, Cashibos and other ethnic groups of the Peruvian Montana. This comprehensive collection offers an extensive impression of the landscapes, housing and people of the area. – Some with slight fading in edges, some light handling marks, otherwise most in good to very good condition.

Lit.: Manuela Fischer/ Michael Kraus (eds.). Exploring the Archive: Historical Photography from Latin America. The Collection of the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin. Cologne 2015, see pp. 69-71.

Schätzpreis
€ 5.000   (US$ 5.900)


Zuschlag
€ 7.500 (US$ 8.850)



» Fotografie des 19. - 21. Jahrhunderts
Shitai, Liang
Portrait of Li Hongzhang in Tientsin

Los 4092

Portrait of Li Hongzhang in Tientsin. 1879. Hand-colored albumen print. 30 x 24 cm. Photographer's name in Chinese and English SEE TAY in negative in lower right corner, mounted to board (slightly soiled, some traces of use).

Liang Shitai was a photographer from Hongkong and ran one of the most well-known studios. He began working at the beginning of the 1870s in Hongkong. In 1876 he moved the studio to Shanghai and then to Tianjin in 1880. He photographed some of the most important political figures in the late Qing Dynasty.
Li Hongzhang was a high-ranking Chinese politician, general and diplomat of the late Qing dynasty. He quelled several major rebellions and served in important positions in the Qing imperial court, including the Viceroy of Zhili, Huguang and Liangguang. A print of this image with similar hand-coloring is in the collection of the New York Public Library. – Some light surface soiling, a few light scuff marks, otherwise in very good condition.

Lit.: Terry Bennett. History of Photography in China. Chinese Photographers 1844 - 1879. London 2013, ill. p. 261 (with different hand-coloring).
Jeffrey W. Cody/Frances Terpak (eds.). Brush and Shutter. Early Photography in China. Los Angeles 2001, p. 126, plate 6.

Schätzpreis
€ 5.000   (US$ 5.900)


Zuschlag
€ 6.500 (US$ 7.670)



» Fotografie des 19. - 21. Jahrhunderts
Woodbury, Walter Bentley and James Page
People of Dutch India

Los 4102

People of Dutch India. 1865 - 1870. 66 cartes-de-visite albumen prints. Each circa 9 x 6 cm. Each mounted to board, each with photographer's name printed below the image on the mount, most annotated in French and all with photographer's Woodbury & Page, Photographers Java studio on mount verso.

A large selection of portraits showing a wide variety of people living in Java, Sumatra, Borneo and other islands of former Dutch India. Includes two portraits of the artist Raden Saleh, some Javanese chiefs and their families, Chinese and Malaysian merchants with their families, Javanese warrior in traditional weapons, craftsmen, food vendors, many street sellers with various goods such as fabrics, fruits, animals, household goods, as well as several photos of the servants from Woodbury & Page's studio. The group also includes views of some houses in Batavia, Java including the home and studio of Woodbury & Page. – A few with light surface scuff marks, otherwise strong tonal prints in very good to near excellent condition.

Lit.: Steven Wachlin. Woodbury & Page. Photographers Java. Ledien 1994, ill. pp. 47, 120 (variants).

Schätzpreis
€ 4.000   (US$ 4.720)


Zuschlag
€ 6.500 (US$ 7.670)



» Fotografie des 19. - 21. Jahrhunderts
Berlin im Licht
Views of buildings illuminated for 'Berlin im L...

Los 4123

Photographer unknown. Views of buildings and locations in Berlin illuminated for the project Berlin im Licht. 1928. 100 vintage, ferrotyped gelatin silver prints on ivory paper. Each circa 22,5 x 16,5 cm and 16,5 x 22,5 cm. Some with number in lower right corner in the negative; some with layout marks/numbers in pencil/crayon and/or printed text on the verso. In original green canvas presentation album (26 x 36 cm, edges minimally rubbed) with gilt-stamped title: Berlin im Licht, 50 l with slits for photographs, with original brown case with snap closing fixtures (27 x 37 cm).

From October 13 - 16, 1928, together with various business organizations and the lighting industry (AEG, Siemens & Halske, Osram), the city of Berlin initiated a visionary propaganda campaign for electric light advertising and illumination of the city under the slogan Berlin im Licht (Berlin Alight). It was a sensation throughout Germany and a spectacular tribute to modern city life. Kurt Weill was even asked to compose a song entitled "Berlin im Licht" for the occasion.
Already in the early 1920s the designer Walter Dexel had developed the first fluorescent light for advertising purposes. As of 1926 he worked in Frankfurt and designed light advertising to unify facades and create harmony between architecture and advertising, also using larger designs on facades and on rooftops, as well as illuminated phone booths and columns. There was a clear trend in using light in advertising and architecture.
A group of more than one hundred night views, which are a brilliant testimony to the New Vision in photography of the time, as well as urban and architectural photography, was taken to document the Berlin im Licht event. The collection offered here contains a complete series and in its entirety constitutes a very rare and important part of photographic history. Only a few complete albums remain intact with a series of one hundred photographs each to illustrate the Berlin im Licht project. One is in the collection of the Stadtmuseum Berlin which was exhibited in 2008 and contains many of the photographs offered here. This group offers a comprehensive overview of all locations involved in the project, among them many modern buildings designed by renowned architects.
The buildings include department stores such as Kaufhaus des Westens ("KaDeWe") and the silk store Michels & Cie., Kurfürstendamm (both designed by Johann Emil Schaudt); the main store of Michels & Cie., Leipziger Straße; the fur store C.A. Herpich & Söhne, Leipziger Straße (Erich Mendelsohn) as well as different branch offices of Hermann Tietz ("Hertie").
A selection of images, which strongly follow the line of the new objectivity movement in photography, depict various retail stores, window shop displays, illuminated advertising columns such as the Berlin im Licht column at Großer Stern which advertised the event (see p. 96), the Persil column at Postdamer Platz, as well as brightly lit exterior advertising billboards.
In addition, this collection contains a series of striking images depicting modern cinemas such as: Ufa-Pavilion, Nollendorfplatz (Oskar Kaufmann); Ufa-Palast, Hardenbergstr. and the Titania-Palast, Steglitz (Schoffler, Schlönbach & Jacobi). Hotels are also included such as the Excelsior, Anhalter Bahnhof (Otto Rehnig) as well as places of public entertainment such as Potsdamer Platz with Haus Vaterland (Franz Schwechten) and the Columbia Tanz-Cabaret.
The present collection of photographs not only gives a wonderful impression of Berlin at night in the 1920s, but also documents a historical era of Berlin enterprise, especially in the images of department stores and retail stores of Jewish owners such as the silk store Michels & Cie., the textile shop Hermann Gerson and the luggage, leather and luxury item shop of Albert Rosenhain. These shops were soon closed in the 1930s or "aryanized" and their owners were either deported or forced to emigrate. – All with pressure marks in corners from album slits, some with minimal oxidation mirroring in edges and corners, some with small tears/handling marks/creases, otherwise most in good to very good condition.

Lit.: Franziska Nentwig (ed.). Berlin im Licht. Berlin 2008, ill. pp. 2 and 224-236.

Schätzpreis
€ 15.000   (US$ 17.700)


Zuschlag
€ 30.000 (US$ 35.400)



» Fotografie des 19. - 21. Jahrhunderts
Biermann, Aenne
Portrait of Gertrud Engels

Los 4124

Portrait of Gertrud Engels. 1929. Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print. 23,4 x 17,7 cm. Mounted to board, signed and annotated Gera by the photographer in pencil below the image on the mount; photographer's Deutsche Werkbund stamp and numbered twice in pencil on the verso.

Aenne Biermann was a self-taught photographer who worked outside the European avant-garde, although there is a strong modernist feel to her work. Today several of her images have become icons of the New Vision photography. Biermann's photographs were also included in the Film und Foto exhibition in 1929 in Stuttgart. Much of her work was confiscated by the National Socialists and a large number of her prints and negatives are missing. – A few areas of light surface rubbing, creasing in upper right corner, a few nicks in edges, otherwise in very good condition.

Schätzpreis
€ 1.000   (US$ 1.180)


Zuschlag
€ 10.000 (US$ 11.800)



» Fotografie des 19. - 21. Jahrhunderts
Fukase, Masahisa
"Kanagawa" (from the 'The Solitude of Ravens')

Los 4179

"Kanagawa" (from 'The Solitude of Ravens'). 1978/printed 2008 by Masato Seto. Gelatin silver print. 13 x 19,2 cm (19 x 23 cm). Estate edition stamp with photographer's facsimile signature, therein titled, dated 13/15 and monogrammed on the verso.

A fine tonal print in excellent condition.

Schätzpreis
€ 3.500   (US$ 4.130)


Zuschlag
€ 3.200 (US$ 3.776)



» Fotografie des 19. - 21. Jahrhunderts
Vassilieff, Marie
Mask and doll portraits

Los 4363

Photographer: P. Delbo studio, Paris. Marie Vassilieff. Mask and doll portraits. Circa 1928. Portfolio with 10 vintage gelatin silver prints. Each circa 22,8 x 17,2 cm. Each photo titled with name by the photographer in ink lower left and photographer's P. Delbo blindstamp in lower right, mounted to board (time-stained in edges, some corners bumped), loose in original portfolio (soiled, traces of use) with original gelatin silver print (surface rubbing) mounted on cover, inside front cover signed in ink and with address of the artist. Front cover with dedication (most probably by Flechtheim): für Thesa v. Sch Heß der Wassilieff Opfer 18.9.28. Paris circa 1928.

Extremely rare documentation of the artist Marie Vassilieff's famous mask portraits. Each photo is titled by the artist with the "name" of the figure portrayed: Flechtheim (cover), Misame Elmqulk, Rolande, Rolz de Mare, Toti, Farcase, Jean Borlin, Matisse et Picasso, Blaise Cendrars, Jean Puk and Paul Poiret (not hand-written).
Mariya Ivanovna Vassiliéva, also known as Marie Vassilieff, left St. Petersburg in 1907 and came to Paris, where she studied under Matisse and shortly thereafter founded the Académie Vassilieff. Her studio became one of the most important meeting points of the Paris art scene. Satie, Matisse, Modigliani, Zadkine, Chagall, Braque, Jacob and Pablo Picasso were frequent visitors. Apart from making sculptures and paintings, Vassilieff also created figures and designed furniture. She often portrayed her colleagues in the form of dolls. – Some photos with slight surface rubbing and fading in edges, otherwise in good condition.

Schätzpreis
€ 900   (US$ 1.062)


Zuschlag
€ 6.000 (US$ 7.080)



» Fotografie des 19. - 21. Jahrhunderts

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