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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 279

    A collection of black and white photographs

    CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    A collection of black and white photographs
    circa 1900
    Consisting of a single album and nine cardboard-portfolios covered with red canvas, each portfolio stamped on the back with the name of a country in gold letters, the photographs mounted on cardboard, size of each portfolio 35 x 51 cm; the following portfolios are available:
    1. "Suedchina I", 38 cardboards mounted with circa 43 photographs, size of the photographs ranging from 10 x 15 cm. to 20 x 24.5 cm., depicting mostly townscapes and people of China;
    2. "Suedchina II", 63 cardboards mounted with circa 63 photographs, size of the photographs ranging from 10.5 x 15.5 cm to 21.5 x 27 cm., depicting mostly land-, harbour- and townscapes of China;
    3. "Nordchina II", 43 cardboards mounted with 43 photographs, size of the photographs ranging from 10 x 14 cm. to 20 x 26.5 cm., depicting mostly views of the Forbidden City in Peking;
    4. "Japan I", 31 cardboards mounted with 31 photographs, size of the photographs ranging from 19 x 24 cm. to 21 x 27 cm., some photographs hand-coloured, depicting mostly street- and temple views, shops and girls of Japan;
    5. "Japan II", 40 cardboards mounted with 40 photographs, size of the photographs ranging from 19.5 x 24 cm. to 21.5 x 28 cm., partly hand-coloured, depicting mostly temples and landscapes of Japan;
    6. "Corea, Mongolei", 45 cardboards mounted with circa 124 photographs, size of the photographs ranging from 8 x 11 cm. to 22 x 27.5 cm., depicting mostly countryside and people in Korea and Mongolia, furthermore pictures depicting members of the Eight Nation Alliance;
    7. "Indien II", 43 cardboards mounted with circa 58 photographs, size of the photographs ranging from 6 x 8.5 cm. to 23 x 28 cm., depicting mostly townscapes and people of India;
    8. "Cochina, Kambodja", containing 43 cardboards mounted with circa 58 photographs, size of the photographs ranging from 8 x 11 cm. to 16.5 x 22 cm., depicting mostly views of Angkor;
    9. "Birma", 44 cardboards mounted with circa 68 photographs, size of the photographs ranging from 9 x 11 cm. to 21 x 27.5 cm., depicting mostly landscape, people and temple-architecture of Burma;
    Together with a leather bound album stamped with a coronet and the initials "P.M" comprising 61 photographs mounted on cardboard, size of the album 20.5 x 29 cm., size of the photographs 6 x 10 cm., depicting mostly activities of the Eight Nation Alliance in the Forbidden City in Peking during the time of the Boxer rebellion (10)


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