Portrait photographs, 19th century.


Portrait photographs, 19th century.

Eighteen portrait photos from Russian photographic studios, including Vezenberg i Ko., A. v. Sondag and Hugo Hoffers & Co., all in St. Petersburg. Five portraits are identified as Ludwig Börne, Jean Paul, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Charles Dickens and Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Three photos show works of art, one being the sculpture, "The three graces, " by Bertel Thorwaldsen. There is also a "trick" photograph, actually a photo of a drawing that can be seen in two different ways.

21 photographic prints : albumen ; 11 x 6 cm. or smaller.

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Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864

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By 1831, Spontini's reputation has lost ground to the works of younger men, including Meyerbeer, whose Robert le Diable was first performed eight month after the date of this letter; this is perhaps the opera mentioned here, though Meyerbeer may be referring to the abortive Le Portefaix, the contract for which he had just signed. Despite the apparent warmth of their relationship, Spontini was already jealous. His own continuing lack of success he attributed to a plot orchestrated by Meyerbeer, "...

Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, 1818-1881

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Emperor of Russia. From the description of Emperor Alexander II decree, 1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867483 Emperor of Russia, 1855-1881. From the description of Autograph signature to proclamation : St. Petersburg, to the government of the King of Prussia, 1856 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132498 Biographical/Historical Note Emperor of Russia. From the guide to the...

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000429.0x0002c9 English writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Office of All the Year Round, 26 Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C., to Frederick Lehmann, 1863 Nov. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125432 English novelist and publisher. From the description of ALS : Broadstairs, Kent, to Mr. Cullenford, 18...

Börne, Ludwig, 1786-1837

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Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

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Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His father, Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848), was a physician, the son of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), a poet, philosopher, and naturalist. Robert established a successful medical practice in Shrewsbury where he was known for his kindness extended to the poor. He was financially quite successful and willing to support his sons in their various endeavors. Although not a prolific writer, he was elected to the Royal Society ...

Jean Paul, 1763-1825

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Emma Richter-Kallenberg was the granddaughter of Jean Paul. She lived on Colonsay, a small island off the west coast of Scotland, until she was interned during World War I. From the description of Auszüge aus Jean Paul Richter : manuscript, 1900. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612764293 ...

Hugo Hoffers & Co.

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Sondag, A. v.

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Thorvaldsen, Bertel, 1770-1844

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Sculptor. From the description of Autograph signature to a document : Rome, 1833 Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572449 Danish sculptor. From the description of Letters, 1814-1839. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81888714 From the description of Receipt, 1830 May 24, Rome. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79028659 ...

Vezenberg i Ko.

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Hertzmann, Walter S., 1909-1993

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