Gsell, Emile, 1838-1879

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1838-12-31
Death 1879-10-16
French

Biographical notes:

A French photographer born in Alsace in 1838, Emile Gsell was commissioned by Ernest Doudart de Lagrée and Francis Garnier in 1866 to photograph Angkor Wat as part of their Mekong expedition. That same year Gsell opened a photographic studio in Saigon, which he operated until his death in 1879. He received a medal at the Vienna Universal Exposition of 1873.

From the description of Louis Arbey album of French Indochina, China and Egypt. [1875-1879] (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 670110752

From the description of Portraits of Chinese women, scholars and officials. [ca. 1866-1879] (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 753996654

From the description of Photographs of Southeast Asia. [1866-1879] (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 758394502

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SNAC ID:
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Subjects:

  • Architecture, Colonial--French influences
  • Hakka (Chinese people)--Portraits
  • Architecture
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Cathedrals
  • Scholars--Portraits
  • Women--Portraits
  • Streets
  • Clothing and dress--History--Ming--Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
  • Buddhist temples
  • Occupations
  • Chinese--Portraits

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • Southeast Asia (as recorded)
  • Egypt (as recorded)
  • Vietnam (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Cambodia (as recorded)
  • Yunnan Sheng (China) (as recorded)
  • Chợ Lớn (Vietnam) (as recorded)
  • Indochina (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Asia (as recorded)
  • Indochina (as recorded)
  • Thailand (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Cambodia (as recorded)
  • Ca River (Laos and Vietnam) (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Vietnam (as recorded)
  • Angkor (Extinct city) (as recorded)