Apr 17, 2014 - Sale 2345

Sale 2345 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,500
Group of 17 mounted photographs entitled "Le Tonkin" [Vietnam], with 9 prints mounted singly and 8 mounted doubly. With portraits of sharpshooters, lepers, merchants, fortifications and citadels, bankers, native men forging iron, and topographic and picturesque scenes. Albumen prints, sizes ranging from 4x6 to 7 1/2x9 inches (10.2x15.2 to 19.1x22.9 cm.), and the reverse, each with an inventory number and title, in English, in the negative and the publisher's credit, Henry Cremnitz, printed in red. Circa 1885

Additional Details

Hocquard was a military doctor in the Franco-Chinese War (1884-1885). His field report was illustrated with pictures of the French conquest of Indochina and the last remaining citadels in Vietnam.

"Fondeurs de Barres D'Argent" "Porte de l'Enceinte de Sontay" "Deux Pavillons" and "Tiralleurs Saigonnais" "Elephant du Tong Doc de Bac Ninh" and "Forgerons" "Marche aux Chiens" and "Lepreux" Seafaring vessel (title illegible) "Citadelle de Bac-Ninh" "Tour Centrale" "Abri Casemate de Pavillons-Noirs" "Vue Generale de Hai-Duong" "Eglise" "Abri Casemate et Defenses" (variant) "Casemate de Pavillons" and "Abri Casement" "Fort Chinois."