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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 10

    Dmitri Ermakov (b. 1840s)

    Two albums comprising a collection of 188 photographs depicting the Caucasus region, including views of: Voenno Gruzinskaia Doroga, Mounts Kazbek and El'brus, the rivers Aragva, Kura and Terek, Voenno Osetinskaia Doroga, Svanetiia, Baku and Kutais

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    Dmitri Ermakov (b. 1840s)
    Two albums comprising a collection of 188 photographs depicting the Caucasus region, including views of: Voenno Gruzinskaia Doroga, Mounts Kazbek and El'brus, the rivers Aragva, Kura and Terek, Voenno Osetinskaia Doroga, Svanetiia, Baku and Kutais
    188 albumen prints, circa 1845-1900, all with Russian captions
    each album 10 7/8 x 15 1/8 in. (27.8 x 38.8 cm.) (2)


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    D. I. Ermakov was a well-known photographer in pre-revolutionary Tiflis (now Tbilisi). His collection numbered between 40 and 50 thousand negatives depicting the Caucasus region and comprised his own work, as well as that of his contemporaries including A. Roinashvili (1846-1898).
    Ermakov's photographic legacy can be found in the Museum for History and Ethnography, Tiflis, and is testament to his interest not only in landscape and cultural monuments but also urban motifs and rituals.

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