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Catalogue 19th - 21st Century Photography » Photography Department
19th - 21st Century Photography Catalogue Price EURO 20,00
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Delton, Louis-Jean
Prize-winning horses of the World's Fair, Paris...

Lot 4021

Prize-winning horses of the World's Fair, Paris 1867 and the Exposition Hippique Francaise 1866.1866/7. 3 albumen prints. Each circa 15,5 x 21 cm. Each mounted to original board (slightly soiled, slight wear), with photographer's blindstamp below the image on the mount.

In 1861 Louis-Jean Delton established himself as an equestrian photographer in Paris under the name Delton J. & Cie. He also photographed a range of individuals, from clowns to European royalty, but it was his images of animals that gained him renown. Around 1886 Delton dropped the "& Cie" from his trade name and began to produce albums of animal photographs. From 1889 until 1894, he published a newspaper in which he reproduced many of his own images of horse-racing. Prints of these images are in the collection of the John Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. – Some light surface scuff marks, one print with scratch marks, otherwise strong prints in very good condition.

€ 500   (US$ 550)

Hammer Price
€ 350 (US$ 385)

Emden, Hermann
Der Dom zu Mainz

Lot 4022

"Der Dom zu Mainz und seine bedeutendsten Denkmäler in 36 Original-Photographien". 35 x 27,5 cm. 23 p. and 36 salt prints on plates, various sizes between circa 15 x 12 cm, 20 x 20 cm, 23 x 16 cm and 18 x 8 cm. Bound in modern half-leather album (owner name J. Voltmer in pencil on front flyleaf). Mainz, Verlag von Victor v. Zabern, 1858.

At the start of his career Hermann Emden made engravings, drawings and lithographs. After being denied permission to establish his own business, he worked in a photography studio with Hermann Henning and as of 1852 had one of the first photo studios in Frankfurt am Main. He kept his main studio in Frankfurt and travelled to nearby cities, taking portraits and photos of events. His studio remained active until 1872. – Foxing throughout on pages, a few prints with fading, otherwise many strong prints with a dark violet-brown tone and in very good condition.

Lit.: Ulrich Pohlmann/Dietmar Siegert (eds.). Zwischen Biedermeier und Gründerzeit. Deutschland in frühen Photographien 1840-1890 aus der Sammlung Siegert. Munich 2012. ill. pp. 262-263.

€ 1.500   (US$ 1.650)

Hammer Price
€ 2.600 (US$ 2.860)

Erotic Photography
Album of erotic images

Lot 4023

[*] Photographer unknown. Album of erotic images. 1860s-1900. 40 albumen prints. Most circa 12 x 7 cm. Most with number in the negative in lower right/left corner, mounted to colored album pages, bound in leather album.

Many images are academic nude studies, several are more risqué. There is also one pornographic image. – Some handling marks/creases, a few with small tears, otherwise in good to very good condition.

€ 900   (US$ 990)

Hammer Price
€ 900 (US$ 990)

Erotic Photography
Selection of female nudes

Lot 4024

Photographer unknown. Selection of female nudes. 1890s. 23 albumen prints. Most circa 17 x 9 cm. Most with number in the negative in lower left/right corner.

A few with small nicks/creases in edges, otherwise most photos in very good condition and with subtle tones and lighting.

€ 900   (US$ 990)

Hammer Price
€ 800 (US$ 880)

European Folk Costumes
European folk costumes

Lot 4025

European folk costumes. 1860s. 104 finely hand-colored carte-de-visite albumen prints, inserted in gilt-edged window mat album boards, each annotated in ink on mount, bound in leather album (traces of use) with brass plaque with monogram.

A comprehensive collection of often finely hand-colored cdv portraits showing people in various European folk costumes. The countries include Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, various German regions (Saxony, the Black Forest, Bavaria, Hanover, Kassel, Spreewald, Tyrol) and Italy (Venice, Rome, Naples and Sorrent). – In very good condition and with bright colors.

€ 400   (US$ 440)

Hammer Price
€ 2.800 (US$ 3.080)

European Royalty and Politicians
Portraits of European royalty and politicians

Lot 4026

Portraits of European royalty and politicians. 1860s-1870s. 26 cartes-de-visite albumen (1 salt print) portraits. Most studio mounts with photographer's name below the image on mount recto and/or on mount verso, inserted in album page windows, bound in embossed ornamental leather album with brass clasp.

An attractive collection of portraits showing European royalty and political figures (English, French, German, Austrian) including popular portraits of Wilhelm I and Empress Augusta, Friedrich III and Crown Princess Victoria, Crown Prince Wilhelm and Augusta Victoria, Emperor and Empress of Russia (Alexander), Franz Joseph of Austria, Empress Eugenie de Montijo, Humbert of Italy, Queen Victoria, Crown Prince Friedrich and Victoria, Leopold of Belgium, Queen of Sweden, Ludwig II of Bavaria, King of Naples, Ferdinand Lasalle, Otto von Bismarck, Leo von Caprivi, Léon Gambetta, Patrice de Mac Mahon (some reproductions of painted portraits). – Some portraits faded and/or with slight foxing, otherwise in good to very condition.

€ 300   (US$ 330)

Hammer Price
€ 280 (US$ 308)

Panorama of Fribourg, Switzerland

Lot 4027

[*] Photographer unknown. Large two-part panorama of Fribourg, Switzerland. 1860s. 2 albumen prints. Each circa 31 x 43 cm.

One with backed tear in right edge, slightly faded, slight oxidation mirroring in lower right corner, a few small spots, otherwise in good condition.

€ 900   (US$ 990)

After-Sales Price
€ 600   (US$ 660)

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Views of Ghent, Innsbruck and Aachen

Lot 4028

Selected views of Ghent, Innsbruck and Aachen. 1870s. 2 albumen prints and 1 collotype. Circa 25 x 34 cm and smaller. All but 1 mounted to board (slightly soiled and with foxing).

Some light surface scuff marks, otherwise in good conditon.

€ 250   (US$ 275)

Hammer Price
€ 420 (US$ 462)

Gloeden, Wilhelm von
Nude youth on beach

Lot 4029

Nude youth on beach. Circa 1900. Albumen print. 22,2 x 16,8 cm. Number 485 in blue crayon on the verso.

A few light foxing spots, two vertical fold marks to the left and right of figure, slight buckling, otherwise in good condition. With: Wilhelm von Gloeden in his garden with models and his dog Nedda. Circa 1912. Vintage matte gelatin silver print. 45 x 35 cm. Photographer's stamp and number 2619 in pencil on the verso. - Stronger fading in edges, some nicks in edges.

€ 1.000   (US$ 1.100)

Hammer Price
€ 1.300 (US$ 1.430)

Gloeden, Wilhelm von
Portraits of women and girls from Sicily

Lot 4030

Portraits of women and girls from Sicily. Circa 1900. 5 albumen prints. Each circa 17 x 12 cm. 1 with photographer's stamp, 4 with number 255, 363, 142,355 in pencil on the verso, 1 mounted to board.

Some with retouched spots, a few foxing spots, otherwise in very good condition.

€ 900   (US$ 990)

Hammer Price
€ 700 (US$ 770)

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