4356 - 4627 FINE ARTS - PHOTOGRAPHS
- Some occas. sl. foxing; album lvs. brittle and chipped. Binding rubbed.
= Contains numerous nice and lively streetviews, views of important buildings, monuments and artefacts, and views of Versailles, Fontainebleau, Saint-Denis and works of art in i.a. the Louvre.
- Lacks two portraits (no. 110 and 302); trifle soiled/ spotted; upper hinge weakening. Binding sl. faded and sl. frayed along extremities.
= Rare and very interesting album, the photographs divided into the following sections: "Souverains" (incl. Napoleon III of France, Don Pedro II d'Alcantara of Brazil, Alexander II of Russia and Somdetch-Phra-Paramendr-Maha-Mongkut of Siam), "Princes-Princesses", "Académiciens" (incl. Victor Hugo), "Administration", "Armée", "Artistes dramatiques", "Artistes lyriques", "Artistes peintres" (incl. Karl Girardet and Louis-Etienne Watelet), "Artistes sculpteurs graveurs", "Auteurs dramatiques" (incl. Théodore de Banville and Victorien Sardou), "Avocats", "Clergé", "Compositeurs de musique - Musiciens" (incl. Hector Berlioz, Charles Gounod and Giacomo Meyerbeer), "Députés - Hommes politiques" (incl. Camille Benso de Cavour and Giuseppe Garibaldi), "Industrie", "Littérateurs - Poètes - Écrivains", "Magistrats - Jurisconsultes", "Médecins" and "Savants".
- Upper joint split; backcover w. stain in lower margin.
= Rare. Showing views of i.a. Beetsterzwaag - Harinxma-State, Olterterp - Buitenverblijf van Mej. Boelens, Olterterp Hermitage, Oranjewoud - Zomerverblijf van Mr. H.W. de Blocq van Scheltinga, Oranjewoud Klein Jachtlust, Heerenveen - De Dragt and Heerenveen - Lindegracht.
Leeuwarden. Amst., J.M. Schalekamp, n.d. (±1890), leporello w. 12 small cabinet photographs, orig. dec. cl., sm. 8vo.
- Photos trifle foxed. = Frontcover i.a. w. "Albums Collection Victoria".
= Attractive album showing a holiday w. Dutch friends travelling to Bavaria. I.a. a trip to Munich; waterfalls and the surrounding scaffolding (the ladies even bathed); a day at the saltmines (including a dress up party in local costumes); mineworkers; a trip to the Köningssee and a visit to Berchtesgaden.
- Lacks nos. 30, 31 and 44; one photo sl. foxed; one mount trifle soiled.
= Nice and varied collection, the (panoramic) photos showing nature, streetviews, bird's eye views of (valleys with) villages and towns (i.a. Bad Harzburg) and specific buildings, often featuring people.
= Locations identified on verso. Incl. scenes of construction works in East Berlin (i.a. Stalinallee) and stalinist architecture in Dresden. I.a. by Gerhard Murza. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXV.
- Occas. sm. imperfections/ defects.
= Erinnerungen an Baden-Baden & Umgebungen (Stuttg./ Baden-Baden, P. Neff/ D.R. Marx/ G. Wild, 14 mounted albumen prints of paintings by G.A. AMBERGER (incl. title), verso w. letterpress verse by R. POHL); Konstanz & Umgebung (Konstanz, G. Wolf, 8 photos); Marienbad (n.pl., n.publ., 12 photos by A. ZICKLER); Der Rhein (Dresden, Römmler & Jonas, 1887, 26 photos. Plates partly loose and 1x sl. dam.); Album vom Rhein (Cologne, A. Schmitz, 12 photos) and Trier (Trier-Elberfeld, Schaar & Dathe, 12 photos).
- A few glass negatives w. some chips along edges. Overall in good condition.
= Probably made for the police departments in Belgium. The rich collection shows i.a. the general strikes organized against the "Eenheidswet" in 1960-1961, showing the large crowds and the subsequent destructions caused; many accidents with vehicles, often with (very graphic) fatal outcomes; the firefighters extinguishing burning buildings etc. etc. Incl. some duplicates.
= Family album compiled by a son of the Godfrey family, living in Blackheath, England, showing their farm life with many Jack Russell terriers. I.a. a series of "dipping sheep". Four photographs were taken in New Zealand, i.a. an albumen group portrait "Lincoln College. Farm Group 1931" and an albumen print showing the "Capping Carnival".
- Sl. dustsoiled in margins.
= Views of important buildings but also street views (Kruisweg, Spaarne, Schotersingel) and the Haarlemmerhout.
- The first w. repaired tears in lower margin of mount, running ±1,5 cm. into image; the second image trifle spotted and w. small dam. spot; mount soiled/ trifle foxed and w. a few marginal tears/ missing portions.
= Nice panoramic views of one of the two huge floating dry docks constructed in the Rotterdam harbour for the maintenance of ships. Hameter montaged a typical Dutch cloudy sky behind the constructions.
AND 4 others similar: P. OOSTERHUIS, "Kanaalgedeelte van nabij den St. Antoniedijk tot de Oude Vecht te Nigtevecht. Zuidelijke Grondduiker (...)"; A. PISTOOR & ZN., "Scheepvaartkanaal Engelen-Henriettewaard. Schutsluis. Gezicht op het Diezehoofd tijdens het inhangen van de noordelijke Maasdeur. 14 December 1898"; IDEM, (Scheepvaartkanaal Engelen-Henriettewaard. Schutsluis. Gezicht op de frontzijde van het Maashoofd. 17 Juni 1899) (without captions. Some dam. spots) and "Bommel Januari 1870" (view of railway bridge with people posing).
- Both mounts (partly) vaguely/ sl. waterstained/ foxed.
Pistoor, A. & Zn. "Brug over het Heusdensch Kanaal. Gezien uit het zuidoosten. 1 September 1896". Mounted gelatin silverprint, ±25,5x39 cm., w. printed captions on mount above and below image and w. address "Phot. v. Arnaud Pistoor & Zn., 'sHertogenbosch".
- Sm. vague stain in upper right corner of image.
ADDED 1 other similar: A. PISTOOR & ZN., "Scheepvaartkanaal Engelen-Henriettewaard. Schutsluis. Gezicht op het Diezehoofd, tijdens het inhangen van de noordelijke Maasdeur. 14 December 1898".
- Trifle creased.
= Used in an advertorial poster for Czechoslovak electronics company Tesla. WITH a copy of the poster and one other advertorial poster for the same company.
= Showing i.a. interior views of the restaurant, lobby and music recording studio's. The colour scheme and decoration on the front facade by Bart van der Leck. The building had several extensions during the 1950's and '60s. These particular photographs show the extensions in 1962 designed by Piet Elling.
Herder, D. de (1914-2003). (V.A.R.A. studios). Four gelatin silver prints, each ±20,5x25,5 cm., w. the stamp "Dick de Herder VARA-foto" on verso. Idem. (J.W. Lebon on an excavator, taking out the first ground in preparation for the new V.A.R.A. building). Gelatin silver print, ±20,5x26 cm., w. the photographer's stamp "Dick de Herder VARA-foto" on verso. - AND 1 other by the same: a portrait of J.W. Lebon (founding V.A.R.A. administrator and director of Radio Oranje during wartime).
= Buildings designed by architects B. Merkelbach and P. Elling in 1953-1954.
- Some sl. foxing, mainly in blank margins.
= Fine, dark impressions of views of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta, incl. nice streetviews), Darjeeling (nature views in the district and views of the city), individual palaces, temples, mausoleums (of course incl. the Taj Mahal) and other sites, Varanasi (i.e. Benares, i.a. the 'burning ghâts' on the Ganges river). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVII.
- Trifle creased/ speckled/ chipped.
AND 2 others, both w. stamp "12 Annas Per Copy. The Arch. Photo. Works of india, Delhi" on verso, showing the cenotaphs of Jai Singh and Ram Singh in Getore, Jaipur, and the lake and palace of Amber (sm. closed tear).