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[13 postcards of the Aimoré people of Brazil, from photographs by Walter Garbe.] Série: Indios Botucudos...
[13 postcards of the Aimoré people of Brazil, from photographs by Walter Garbe.] Série: Indios Botucudos...
[n.d., c.1930.]
13 collotype postcards, each 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½").
Photographs of the Aimoré tribes of Espírito Santo, called Botocudo in Portuguese for 'plugging' their ears and lower lips with plugs to extend them. It shows them using their bows, spears, blowpipes and flutes. Walter Garbe photographed the tribesmen on the left bank of the Doce River betweeen March and May 1909.
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Garibaldi
Garibaldi
G. le Gray [c.1865]
Photo signed in plate as normal, approx 280 x 200mm (11 x 8") Image and text cut out separately and attached to backing sheet.
The Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. Portrait by French photographer Gustave le Gray (1820-84), who arrived in Sicily in 1860 when Garibaldi was in the midst of liberating it from Bourbon rule. Le Gray's portrait of Garibaldi was widely distributed in engraved form, thus publicising Garibaldi's enterprise.
[Ref: 43210]   £450.00  
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[Ink:] My love to very dear Jane always. Alicia 1941.
[Ink:] My love to very dear Jane always. Alicia 1941.
[On verso, stamped:] Photograph by Carl Van Vechten 101 Central Park West Cannot be Reproduced Without Permission.
Signed photograph. Photo, in ink XXVR.17; Oct 6 1940; 350 x 272mm. 13¾ x 10¾". Laid on card.
Dame Alicia Markova (1910-2004) holding a cross and flowers with glittered letters 'Gis[elle]'. She was an English ballerina and choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet. Most noted for her career with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and touring internationally, she was widely considered to be the greatest classical ballet dancers of the 20th century. She was a founder dancer of the Rambert Dance Company, The Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, and was co-founder and director of the English National Ballet. As prima ballerina with the Vic-Wells Ballet, 1933-5, she was the first British dancer to appear as Giselle and Odette/Odile and created roles in Rendezvous (1933) and The Rake's Progress (1935). She appeared in many ballets around the world, but is remembered mostly for her 'Giselle'. Carl Van Vecthen (1880-1964) was an American essayist and novelist, particularly of 'Nigger Heaven' (1926). He took up photographer in 1932, aiming to portray all the leading creative talent of his era.
[Ref: 23927]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Naples.]
[Naples.]
Robert Rive. Naples [blind stamp.]
[n.d., c.1870.]
Albumen silver print, 265 x 370 (10½ x 14½"), mounted on card with the photographer's blind stamp, with pencil title. Dealer's label on reverse.
A view of Naples, looking across the bay towards a smoking Vesuvius. Photographer Robert Rive (1817-68) was born in Breslau from a French Huguenot family, but was active in Italy from the 1850s with his younger brother Julius. In the mid 1860s he started using the more Italian 'Roberto'. Although he travelled around the county he had a studio in Naples. After Robert's death Julius continued the firm without changing the name.
[Ref: 47431]   £350.00  
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Wood Sailing Ship
Wood Sailing Ship "Paramatta". Built by James Laing, Esq., Sunderland.
P. Stabler, Sunderland.
[n.d., c.1870.]
Photograph. Photographer's label on verso of Paul Stabler. Board: 485 x 360mm (19 x 14"). Damage to board on left side.
A photograph of the Scottish sailing ship Paramatta which operated between 1866 and 1898. She was launched in May 1866 and named after the river Paramatta near Sydney. The Paramatta sailed from England to Australia and the crew would issue a magazine fortnightly for amusment during the three month voyage. She sank during a journey from Texas to Norfolk in 1898.
[Ref: 42506]   £380.00  
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Scenes in New Zealand.
Scenes in New Zealand. To James Baxter. Esq., Manager of the British Rugby Football Team. From the New Zealand Government August, 1930.
Album of 25 Photographs. Small, oblong folio, Morocco binding with gilt. 340 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"). Rubbing to binding, some foxing.
A scarce early Rugby Lions item, with a copy of "History of the British Lions" by Clem Thomas, 1997. A presentation copy of an album of photographs of scenery of New Zealand presented to James Baxter with a dedication from George Forbes (1869-1947), Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1930-1935, in celebration of the first British 'Lion's' tour to New Zealand in 1930. The team was the first bona fide British team to tour New Zealand. Dedication reads: 'With complts & best wishes George Forbes, Prime Minister N.Z. Augt. 14th 1930.'
[Ref: 42852]   £700.00   view all images for this item
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Professor Stephan Sinding and His Famous Group.
Professor Stephan Sinding and His Famous Group. "To Mennesker" (Two Mortals). [Facsimile signature:] Stephan Sinding. [On verso:] Stephan Abel Sinding was born in Thronhjem, Norway, the 4th of August, 1846. He matriculated at the University of Christiania, intending to become a lawyer. Quite by chance he discovered the great gift with which Nature had endowed him, and immediately went abroad for the purpose of studying sculpture in the great art centres. For many years he visited Berlin, Vienna and Paris, and in 1882 settled down to work in Rome. In 1883 he went to Copenhagen. Here he met the famous art patron, Dr. Carl Jacobsen, who at once realised the realism, the beauty and the grandeur of his work, and commissioned him to execute series of masterpieces for the "Glyptotek". He married a Danish lady, and became in 1890 a naturalised Dane. All his chief works were executed in Denmark, until a few years ago when he took up his domicile in Paris. The Sculpture by Stephan Sinding, on view at Harrods, May 26th-June 13, 1914. includes this master's most notable works, which have never before been exhibited in England. The Exhibits...The Barbarian Mother...A Captive Mother...Two Mortals...The Widow...Siegmund and Siegelinde. Finished in marble in Paris, 1914. Now exhibited for the first time.
Photograph, Willie Wulff, Paris.
Harrod's Ltd. London S.W. [n.d. c.1914.]
Photograph, signed in ink. Plate 152 x 197mm. 6 x 7¾".
Stephan Sinding (1846-1922) was a Norwegian-Danish sculptor. In 1890 he received Danish citizenship but in 1910 he moved to Paris, where he worked until his death. The sculptor Willie Wulff (1881-1962) is the photographer.
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[Ruins of the Temple of Posidon at Cape Sounion.] Temple on Cape Colonna.
[Ruins of the Temple of Posidon at Cape Sounion.] Temple on Cape Colonna.
[D. Costantin á Athens]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Albumen silver print, mounted on album paper, titled in English in pencil. 280 x 380mm (11 x 15").
An early photograph of the Temple of Posidon at Cape Sounion, 40 miles south-west of Athens, at the southernmost tip of Attica. Built c.440BC in the Doric style, it has Byron's name carved into one of the columns; although Byron mentions Sounion in his poem 'Isles of Greece' ('Place me on Sunium's marbled steep...') there is no evidence that he carved it. Another column is now in the British Museum.
[Ref: 47443]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Majesty Queen Victoria.
Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Photographed by Mayall. for the 1st Number of 'The Queen'.
Sep,r 7th 1861.
Oval photograph, mounted on printed paper, as issued. Sheet 200 x 155mm (8 x 6").
John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) took the first carte-de-visite photographs of Queen Victoria in 1860. This portrait was commissioned for the first issue of 'The Queen', later 'Harpers & Queen', now just 'Harpers'. Born in Manchester, Mayall started with photography in 1840, after which he moved to Philadelphia, where Professor Martin Boye (1812-1907) a Danish chemist at the University of Philadelphia instructed him on the science of making daguerreotypes. About 1844 he went into partnership with another Mancunian, Samuel Van Loan; at the 1845 Exhibition at the Franklin Institute, daguerreotypes by Van Loan & Mayall were judged 'superior and entitled to Third Premium'. He returned to London in 1846 to set up a studio. In 1851 31 illustrations from Mayall's daguerreotypes were published in John Tallis's 'History and Description of the Crystal Palace and the Exhibition of the World's Industry'. Among the people Mayall took portrait photographs of were J.M.W Turner and Charles Dickens, before his appointment to Queen Victoria.
[Ref: 23368]   £360.00  
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