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Auction Description for Swann:
Viewing Notes:
23rd April 10am - 6pm. 24th April 10am - 4pm. 25th April 12 noon -
Sale Notes:
None

537 lots

April 27, 1999

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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Lot 1: [ Photographs ] (Artist's Studies) Group of 38 "etudes artistiques" collected by the Long Island painter Charles Henry Miller that were apparently used as studies for his landscape paintings, comprising Barbizon School-like nature studies, among them

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Description: [ Photographs ] (Artist's Studies) Group of 38 "etudes artistiques" collected by the Long Island painter Charles Henry Miller that were apparently used as studies for his landscape paintings, comprising Barbizon School-like nature studies, among them 3 by James Valentine, one by Constant Famin, 3 by F. Albert Schwartz, and one by Hessling, of trees, snow scenes, Alpine valleys, worn chalets, farmyards and farm children, overgrown riverbanks, and an enigmatic portrait, by Famin, of 2 men seated on horses drinking from a pond. Albumen and one platinum print, all but 2 are unmounted, various sizes, 4.5 x 7 to 8 x 10.5 inches; the Schwartz studies with the photographer's blindstamp, the valentine's initialled, titled and numbered in the negative, the Hessling with a handstamp on verso, and the Famin with a blindstamp; many numbered in a period hand, in pencil, on verso. Late 1850s-80s E1500-2000 From The Collection Of Charles Henry Miller 1842-1922, A Land- Scape Artist Whose Works Are In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art and Boston Museum Of Fine Arts. Constant Famin's work is held at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. Albert Schwartz, also represented in this group, was a Berlin tographer who specialized in small-format and "often exquisite" studies for artists. See: Etude D'Apres Nature, 19th Century Photographs In Relation To Apt (Ken & Jenny Jacobson, 1996), pp. 174, 179

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Lot 2: [ Photographs ] (Australia) Panoramas Outstanding presentation album entitled "Panoramic Views of the City of Sydney and Harbour, New South Wales," comprising 11 impressive fold-out, multi-part panoramas featuring views of the city of Sydney, a

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Description: [ Photographs ] (Australia) Panoramas Outstanding presentation album entitled "Panoramic Views of the City of Sydney and Harbour, New South Wales," comprising 11 impressive fold-out, multi-part panoramas featuring views of the city of Sydney, a 6-part -panorama of the grounds of the Sydney International Exhibition, an 8-part panorama of a fairground with the ladies's show Jumping trial in progress and agricultural exhibits, a 5-part panorama of a cricket match captioned in the negative "Stoddart's team V combined. Australia First Test Match 1895," and a 3-part panorama of the Zig-Zag Railway. Albumen prints, various sizes, from 15 x 30 to 12 x 79 inches, mounted one per page, most titled in the negative. Oblong folio, gilt-lettered morocco contents crisp and clean. Sydney: Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1896 E4000-6000 With - Companion album entitled "Photographs, New South Wales," containing 100 vital images of Sydney and environs including the International Exhibition, Botanical Gardens and parks, Government House, Government and public buildings, interior of Centennial Hall, churches, colleges, asylum and hospitals, banks, railway yards, street scenes and views of the surrounding towns and railway stations including Orange, Bathurst Goulburn, and ships at New Castle. Printing-out paper prints, 10.5 x 14 inches or the reverse, mounted one per page, recto and verso, titled in the negative. This fine set of albums was given to Lady Darley, wife of Sir Frederick Darly, who was acting Governor of New South Wales from March 16 to November 20, 1895 Several of the images in these albums appear in the exhibition catalogue Masterpieces Of Australian Photography (Sydney, 1989) This book states on p. 82 that the Government Printer employed many photographers, hence attribution to any one tographer is difficult, also that "contemporary prints.. are rare, and very few are held by the Government printer today.

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Lot 3: [ Photographs ] (Bermuda) Lusher, N. E. Album containing 79 photographs of Bermuda, by Lusher of Hamilton, Bermuda, comprising a selection of views concentrating on the landscape, vegetation and native scenes, and with images of "Easter Fields" (lily

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Description: [ Photographs ] (Bermuda) Lusher, N. E. Album containing 79 photographs of Bermuda, by Lusher of Hamilton, Bermuda, comprising a selection of views concentrating on the landscape, vegetation and native scenes, and with images of "Easter Fields" (lily fields), types of palms, including the screw, coconut and royal varieties, indigenous trees such as the paw paw, calabash, and pine apple trees; some fine views of the coastal and rock formations, among them the Temple Rock, Idol Rock, Arch and Pyramid Rocks, as well as views from Hamilton, including local buildings, hotels, the docks, and more. Albumen prints 7 x 9inches or the reverse, mounted one per page recto and verso, each captioned in pencil, on mount, and one with Lusher's credit in the negative. Oblong folio, lacks front cover and spine, rear cover detached. 1870s-80s [See Illustration Overleaf] E5000-6000 With Printed list of N E. Lusher's 173 views of Bermuda available for sale. 4to- sized sheet, 9 x 6.5 inches. 1880s.

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Lot 4: [ Photographs ] Braun, Adolphe Majestic view of the Swiss alps and a chateau. Oversize carbon print, 14.5 x 18.75 inches, on the original mount with Braun's Dornach credit printed on mount recto; framed. 1870s- 80s

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Description: [ Photographs ] Braun, Adolphe Majestic view of the Swiss alps and a chateau. Oversize carbon print, 14.5 x 18.75 inches, on the original mount with Braun's Dornach credit printed on mount recto; framed. 1870s- 80s

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Lot 5: [ Photographs ] (Buffalo Bill) Elegant portrait of the western legend William Frederick Cody, a. k. a. Buffalo Bill, by C. Vandyk of London. Printing-out paper print on an Imperial card mount, 10.5 x 6.5 inches, with the photographer's London credit

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Description: [ Photographs ] (Buffalo Bill) Elegant portrait of the western legend William Frederick Cody, a. k. a. Buffalo Bill, by C. Vandyk of London. Printing-out paper print on an Imperial card mount, 10.5 x 6.5 inches, with the photographer's London credit and address printed and die negative number pencil ciled on verso; in a gilt frame. Circa 1900

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