Feb 15, 2018 - Sale 2466

Sale 2466 - Lot 17

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,500
(BRAZIL) Marc Ferrez (1843-1923); Wm. Gaensly (1843-1928)
Folio entitled Ansichten von Bahia, with 32 photographs, including 4 diptych studies of men and women laborers (apparently from Marc Ferrez's negatives). Also includes 4 harbor views by Guilherme William Gaensly (on cream mounts with Gaensly's blind stamp and Kummler's hand stamp), 14 city views and seascapes (on Kummler's blue mounts with his printed credit), 8 cityscapes (on lavender mounts, with Kummler's hand stamp), 4 diptychs (on blue mounts, each with Herman Kummler's printed Aarau [Brazil] credit), and 2 photographs on smaller cream paper mounts (each with Kummler's hand stamp). Salted paper (5) and albumen (31) prints (including 4 diptychs), the images measuring 5 1/2x4 to 6 1/2x9 inches (14x10.2 to 16.5x22.9 cm.), the mounts 6x9 1/4 to 9 1/2x13 inches (16.5x23.3 to 24.1x33 cm.), each annotated, in ink, on mount recto, and many with the photographer's printed credit, embossed hand stamp, and Kummler's hand stamp, on mount recto. Small folio with flap, gilt-lettered green morocco, edgewear; contents loose as issued. 1860s-90

Additional Details

From the Collection of Hermann Kummler; acquired directly from the family.

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