4356 - 4627 FINE ARTS - PHOTOGRAPHS
- Both yellowed (due to former glue(?) on verso); the first print w. a few sm. stains in upper margin; the second print w. small tear in lower margin.
AND 1 other albumen print by the same, showing the cathedral and bishop's palace in Kolkata (18x31 cm., signed "Bourne 1708". Small tear in right margin).
- A few occas. imperfections.
= Very nice lot, all photos with contemp. manuscript caption in lower corner of mount. Views of i.a. Jeypore, Delhi, Lucknow, Murree, Udaipore ("Oodeypore"), Amer with fortress ("Amber"), Agra w. i.a. the fort and the Taj Mahal, some views in Burma/ Myanmar (Bhamo), and two impressive mountain views showing i.a. the Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world with 8586 m. hight, first climbed in 1955. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVII.
- Various defects, i.a. tears, soiled. = I.a. a panoramic view of Torano.
- One print w. contemp. repaired tear; all mounts (sl.) warped; some sl. occas. spotting. Box worn along extremities and sl. stained.
= Views of Rome (the 50 larger photos; important buildings, interiors and sites and some panoramic views), Naples, Ischia, Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento and Pompei.
- Some occas. minor imperfections/ defects.
= Comprises i.a. some nice panoramas of Milan and Genoa, incl. one of Genoa composed of two albumen prints (totally ±20x48 cm.; mounts not attached), and views of Verona (1x), Gardone Riviera, Arco and Riva (all on the Lago di Garda).
- Some occas. sm. imperfections.
= Views mainly of Milan, Turin, Genoa, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Rome, Naples, Amalfi and Pompei. Photographers/ publishers i.a. G. Brogi (Florence), C. Naya (Venice), G. Sommer (Naples), A. Noack (Genoa), P. Poppi (Rome, Bologna etc.), G. Ghedina (Cortina) and P. Lombardi (Siena).
= Nice lot containing 9 (panoramic) (street) views, of the Arno and Ponte Vecchio and Ponte Santa Trinità, the Piazza della Signoria and the Santa Maria Novella, views from the Giardini di Boboli and a general town view, and 4 interiors of the Uffizi and Bargello museums.
ADDED: 2 albumen prints of Siena and Pisa, one showing the town hall on the Piazza del Campo (mounted), the other, larger, the interior of the Duomo of Pisa.
= Nice lot with (panoramic) views of Naples, Amalfi, Capri, Sorrento, Positano, Atrani and Salerno, and incl. 8 photographs showing the richly decorated interior of the Albergo Pagano at Capri, 23 views of Pompei, 4 of the Vesuvius (2x of the eruption of 1872) and 3 of Catania in Sicily.
- Some occas. (sl.) foxing on mounts.
= Nice lot comprising 10 rather large (panoramic) photos w. French calligr. captions showing i.a. "Pont et Chateau St. Ange" (w. St. Peter's in the distance), "La Place du Peuple vue du Mont Pincio", "Le Pantheon d'Agrippa" and views of St. Peter's basilica, the Capitol, Trevi fountain, Colosseum, Forum Romanum and two triumphal arches, and a stack of photos from one and the same series also showing (interiors) of monuments, partly more lively views w. people and carriages on the streets, and incl. a panoramic view of the Piazza San Pietro with a crowd of people and carriages during the "Benedizione Papale".
= Impressive view.
AND: 30 albumen prints, late 19th cent., partly mounted/ tipped onto mount, ±20x25 to 26x35 cm., many w. captions in the plate, (publ.) by i.a. C. Naya, P. Salviati (both Venice) and the Fratelli Alinari.
- Some occas. sm. marginal imperfections/ defects.
= Nice lot, incl. some panoramic views and close-ups, and four handcol. photos, three of which w. fake cloudy sky w. moon(light) and heightened w. white.
ADDED: 2 nice mounted albumen prints of Trieste (panoramic view towards the sea and the Castello di Miramare).
- Some marginal foxing/ soiling/ staining, the photographs occas. sl. affected. Covers w. some sm. dam. spots; backstrip worn/ dam.
= Nice views and landscapes in/ surrounding i.a. Kyoto (i.a. Shijio iron bridge, Niho castle, a funeral and a festival procession and some temples), Nikko, Nara, Tokyo, and some photos showing geishas. On upper pastedown a mounted photograph showing two men posing in front of a giant Buddha statue, the men ident. in pencil as "Prof Nijland" (probably A.A. Nijland, astronomer) and "neef Hendrik [..?] J.H. Will[..?]; dated in pen "Augustus 1901". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVIII.
- Some occas. (sl.) spotting/ soiling. Frontcover lacks some pieces of mother-of-pearl; backstrip dam.
= Splendid album containing a rich variety of subjects. These incl. (group) portraits (many young children and adolescent girls, and incl. a photomontage print showing ±75 babies and young children), streetviews (with shops ('preserves and porcelain', cloth) or tea houses (under cherry blossom trees)), gardens (i.a. iris garden near Yokohama), tea ceremonies, other (staged studio) images showing typical Japanese things such as people in carriages or palanquins and in trams, interiors, people greeting each other, girls sleeping in a bedroom, a "blind shampooer" (blind masseur), people at work in rice fields, in the cloth and the tea industry (resp. 6, 8 and 3 images), and two pictures showing the damages after an earthquake (a spinning factory building and a village street, Kitagatamachi in Gifuken). On this type of souvenir photographs from Japan, see Winkel, Souvenirs from Japan p.20ff: "The photographs visitors took home betrayed their conservative tastes. The romantic sights and scenery, enjoyed for centuries by the Japanese themselves, became the places also favoured by the tourists, and were a popular subject in their photo-albums. As concerns the depiction of Japanese people, however, the foreigners preferred scenes conveying Japan's exotic and feudal image. These photographs were mostly produced in studios using painted back-drops and consisted of nostalgic images of days gone by. This type of photograph came to be known in Japan as Yokohama shashin ('Yokohama photographs'), after the name of the port where many photographers producing this type of work were settled. (...) Many of the images of Japan produced for foreigners were pure kitsch, barely concealed studio set-ups with actors ill at ease in their roles. Nevertheless, they are beautifully composed, executed and coloured. Westerners were interested in subjects that were commonplace to Japanese and (...) were it not for Western interest, many occupations and the lower-class would not have been photographed. (...) The value of tourist photographs lies not only in the information they contain about Japan, but also in the artistic acumen they convey. They demonstrate the mastery of the photographer in composing the photograph and the virtuosity of the colouring artisans who, after all, were the same people who produced the woodblock prints whose technical perfection was so greatly admired in the West. (...). A noteworthy feature of these photographs is that they are hand-coloured. This technique, which was apparently introduced by Wirgman and Beato, became common in Japan from the 1880s onward. Although this practice occurred in the West as well it never reached the degree of sophistication it attained in Japan." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVIII.
AND 2 similar photographs.
- Photographs partly detached.
= A collection of photographs by and of a Dutch executive, scolar or diplomat and his family during their stay in Japan. Many photographs of trips and travels around the country. One of the photographs shows Vere Redman (a press attaché to the British embassy). I.a. views of Kagoshima and dragon feast in Asakusa and various official festivities.
- One print sl. creased and w. dam. corner; one print sl. stained/ foxed; one print trifle foxed.
= "12 Miyanoshita from Dogashima" (mountainous landscape); "L 45. Mukojima, Tokio" (dressed-up children in the Mukojima district); "409 Ginkakuji" (Silver Pavilion temple in Kyoto); "415 Katsuragawa Rapid Kioto" (people in a boat of the Katsuragawa river); "A 80. Torii (Temple Gate) at Inari Temple Fushimi Kioto"; "90 Rice Harvest" (showing people at work).
- Trifle spotted/ creased.
= Views of the temples at Shiba, Tokyo (6x), temples at Nikko (2x), the Asakusa Pagoda (Tokyo), U(y)eno park, Tokyo (2x, w. blossoming cherry trees), Nikko Road (Tokujiro), Theatre Street in Yokohama and people near a water wheel in Hakone. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIX.
= Nice collection, streetscenes, landscapes and bijin, mostly finely handcoloured, i.a. "Osaka Street", "Betendori Yokohama", (A procession with a large ship with monks pulled along a street), "Chiuzenji Lake", (Girls gathering tealeaves), (Three geishas, one playing the koto and two with fans), (Three women in three rickshaws) and "Enoshima Island".
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIX.