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Braun, Adolphe
Still life with roses

Lot 4013

Still life with roses. 1850s. Albumen print with rounded corners. 37,5 x 45,8 cm. Collection stamp in lower left, mounted to card (soiling and traces of use), photographer's blindstamp above image on mount.

Originally a textile designer, Adolphe Braun turned to photography in 1853 to supply artists with studies of floral motifs. He managed to create a successful photographic enterprise and his floral studies were highly acclaimed by contemporary critics for their accurate and delicate rendition of botanical subjects. – A few light handling marks and light scuff marks, some smlall spots in lower edge, otherwise in very good condition.

Lit.: Maureen C. O'Brien/Mary Bergstein (eds.). Adolphe Braun. Image and Enterprise. London 2000.

€ 900   (US$ 1.016)

After-Sales Price
€ 700   (US$ 790)

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Holderer, Lena
Plant and structure studies

Lot 4182

Plant and structure studies. 1930s/printed 1950s/60s. 3 gelatin silver prints on ivory paper. Each circa 14 x 9,8 cm. 2 with photographer's label and negative number in ink on the verso.

Very little is known about Lea Holderer's life and photographic work. She most likely received her first artistic training with the photographer Carl Albiker whom she occasionally worked together with and shared a lifelong friendship with. After WWII she was promoted by Martha Hoepffner and had a teaching position at the TH Karlsruhe between 1952-1956. – In very good condition.

€ 600   (US$ 677)

Hammer Price
€ 400 (US$ 451)

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