4356 - 4627 FINE ARTS - PHOTOGRAPHS
- One photograph triangular portion cut out; 2 photographs upper corner chipped; sl. creased.
= The architects Ben Merkelbach and Ch. Karsten designed the studio buildings in Hilversum in 1936 (Studio 1) and 1940 (Studio 2). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXII.
= Design contest for the office buildings for BPM. Designed by the architect Piet Elling, partner at Merkelbach and Elling. With 9 photographs of the ground, floor plans and dissections of the never executed building.
Idem. (Maquette of the administration building of the Nederlandse Radio-Unie in Hilversum). Lot of 5 gelatin silver prints, 1951, each ±13x24 cm., w. the photographer's stamp on verso, tipped onto mounts.- AND 5 similar by the same, showing the maquette of the new extension of the V.A.R.A. building in Hilversum (1x dam. corner) and 4 similar by the same showing the maquette of the Stationspostgebouw at the Oosterdok in Amsterdam.
= All designs by Piet Elling and/ or Ben Merkelbach.
= This unique cibachrome print was commissioned by the exhibition makers from the original autochrome (colour glass slide, ±1925) by LEENDERT BLOK. It was used in a travelling exhibition on the early colour photographs of tulips by Blok and modern colour photographs by Jasper Wiedeman. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXII.
= This unique cibachrome print was commissioned by the exhibition makers from the original autochrome (colour glass slide, ±1925) by LEENDERT BLOK. It was used in a travelling exhibition on the early colour photographs of tulips by Blok and modern colour photographs by Jasper Wiedeman.
= Verso w. annots. in pencil: "(...) serie: Popzien. opname: 1978 - nov. Willy Nilly optr. in Kassee (...)".
Sengers, H. (1948-2015). (Abandoned changing rooms). Two gelatin silver prints, both 22x33 cm., together under passepartout.
= Signed and numb. "I/III" in pencil and with the photographer's copyright stamp on verso passepartout.
AND a tinted photograph by R. BOONSTRA, a still life with an overflowing glass of yoghurt inside a cardboard box (40x50 cm.).
- Occasional marginal tears; lacking piecec of lower (mainly blank) margin; sl. soiled.
= From the estate of Constant Anton Nieuwenhuys. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIII.
- Incl. 1 duplicate; trifle/ sl. foxed.
= Nice collection, each card w. sl. later caption/ annot. on verso, i.a. "De groote Markt, te Breda, op den marktdag", "De Veemarktstraat", "De Ginnekenstraat" (where the photographer had his shop), "Naar het station De Willemstraat" and "Noord-Buitencingel".
AND a leporello SOUVENIR DE BREDA containing 12 smaller photographs (some ident. to the ones described above) (orig. gilt dec. cl., obl. 12mo).
- One photograph with discolouring.
Idem. (Workers having lunch at NV Betondak Arkel Gorinchem). Gelatin silver print, 1942, 22x17 cm., w. the photographer's stamp on verso.
- Paper flaw (already present before the photograph was taken) causing a partial crease. Nonetheless an attractive photograph.
= Commissioned and from the archive of the office of Merkelbach and Karsten, who designed these buildings in 1941.
= Reproducing four of the most iconic war photographs by Capa, each w. stamps "Please credit/ Robert Capa - Magnum (...)" and "This photograph may only be reproduced for review purposes in the connection with Robert Capa's photographic exhibition" and each w. mounted typescript (cyclostyled) ticket w. descriptive/ explanatory text.
Idem. War. Text J. Stuart. New York, Magnum Photos & Life Magazine, 1960, (32)p. [incl. wr.], photogr. ills. by ROBERT CAPA, obl. 8vo.
= Supplied in 2 copies (second copy trifle waterwrinkled).
Idem. Mensen in de oorlog. Amst., Sted. Mus., 1960, (28)p., photogr. ills. by ROBERT CAPA, orig. wr., 4to (sl. waterwrinkled). - AND a small stack of small publications and (press) documentation mainly concerning the exhibition of war photographs by Capa, partly waterstained. - ADDED: offset poster showing a photograph by ERICH LESSING ("Budapest 1956"), SIGNED in ballpoint by the photographer.
- A few portraits trifle spotted.
= Portraits of the Belgian aristocracy and upper-class, incl. a few portraits of couples, families and children only. All persons identified and w. modern printed list provided, also listing the photographers (also printed on the photographs themselves). Some family names of the portrayed: d'Oultremont, Berington, de Bethune, Bonaert, Ducpetiaux, de Lieux, de Vrints, du Val de Beaulieu, and de Trazegnies. Photographers i.a. Atelier J. Géruzet (Brussels, 17x), Ghemar Frères (Brussels, 11x), Disdéri (Paris, 5x), Haase & Co. (Berlin; portrait of politician Baron Nothomb, signed by the portraitee) and L. Kuhn (Wurzburg, 2x).
- A few portraits trifle spotted.
= Family album with many portraits of the Duchess of Alençon, née Duchess Sophie Charlotte Augustine in Bavaria (1847-1897) of the House of Wittelsbach, and/ or of her daughter Louise (1869-1952). Sophie was the youngest sister of the famous Sissi. She was once engaged to her cousin King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1867, but the wedding was postponed and then cancelled because Ludwig thought Sophie had fallen in love with the court photographer Edgar Hanfstaengl. A year later, Sophie met Prince Ferdinand of Orléans, duc d'Alençon, whom she married that same year. She died a tragic death during a disastrous fire at the Bazar de la Charité in Paris. This album contains portraits of Sophie herself, her husband, her parents(?), her daughter Louise Victoria and son Emmanuel both as young children and in later years (both i.a. with their respective fiancées/ spouses, Prince Alfons of Bavaria and Princess Henriette of Belgium, and also Louise's children), her three brothers, sisters Hélène, Marie Sophie Amalie and Elisabeth/ Sissi (1 carte-de-visite) and possibly also Mathilde, some other unidentified family members, and King Ludwig II (1x together with his then fiancée Sophie). Some photographers (Hanfstaengl not found, alas): Victor Angerer (Ischl), Emil Rabending (Vienna), Adèle (Vienna), C. Pietzner (Vienna), Disdéri (Paris), Délié (Paris), the Misses Fox (Worthing), F. Müller (Munich), L. Haidinger (Zell am See), Fratelli d'Alessandri (Rome), J. Albert (Munich) and A. Wilcke (Innsbruck).
- One photo dam.; one photo w. traces of former oval frame. Album sl. rubbed.
= Nice family portraits, some children featuring on more than one photo.
AND 2 other albums containing in total ±150 cabinet portraits and cartes-de-visite, late 19th/ early 20th cent., in contemp. not unif. gilt mor. albums, folio.
= The first album contains approx. 30 portraits, partly of women in traditional costume and men in military uniform; the second album contains views of i.a. Malta (8x), France (10x) and The Netherlands (8x).
= Some places and photographers: Amsterdam (W.G. Kuijer & Zonen, Sander van der Zijl), Assen (Jan de Vries), Edam (J. Sierwers & Zoon), Enschedé (S. Goudsmit), The Hague (Adolphe Zimmermans), Hoorn (J. Huijsen, F.D. van Rosmalen & Zoon), Groningen (Fr. Jul. von Kolkow), Leeuwarden (Obbema & de Bruin, H.J. Busé), Leyden (B. Bruining), Sneek (L.J. Cordes), Tilburg (A. van Beurden), Veendam (J. Temme, A.D. Prummel), Winschoten (B.J. Pottjenijd), Zaandam (Emile Muns, Dengel) and Zwolle (J.J. de Graaf).
= Mainly views of cities, i.a. of Aix-les-Bains, Brussels, Cauterets, Chamonix et le Mont Blanc, Gorgers du Durnand, Heidelberg, Sydenham and Vierwaldstätter See.
= Some photographers: J. Larcoix (Agen); A. le Blanc (Besançon); A. Roger, Henry (Bordeaux); W. Rémy (Cantelieu); L. Bertrand (Dijon); G. Benoit (St. Germain); Chateau Photographe; Emile Gatland (Montdidier); Ludovic Krier (Nancy); D. Richard (Niort); C. Cognet (Paris); Léo Barth, Phot. Paucault (Salies-de-Béarn) and A. Morand (Suresnes). Incl. a few duplicates.