Lot 2
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Ernest de Caranza & Emile Charles Labbé

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 EUR
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Description

  • Ernest de Caranza & Emile Charles Labbé
  • Cavala, Couvents de Pantocrator et Stavronikita, 1853
  • photographs
Set of 26 salt prints, 2 diptychs from salt prints, 3 prints probably from platinum chloride tests by E. de Caranza and 25 waxed paper negatives.
Twenty six salt prints (each approx. 6 ¾ x 9 in.), two slightly albumenised, eight numbered in the negative, five annotated Pantocrator, six annotated Stavronikita and ten numbered in pencil on the reverse.
Four salt prints shaping two diptychs mounted by corners on card and annotated Cavala in pencil on the card (each approx. 6 ¾ x 14 ½ in.; card 18 ¼ x 12 ¼ in.).
Three probably platinum chloride prints (each approx. 10 x 7 ¼ in.).
Twenty five waxed paper negatives (each approx. 7 x 9 in.), four numbered in the negative from 24 to 27 in an envelope annotated by Ernest de Caranza and five in a bigger size (each approx. 8 x 10 ¾ in.).

Condition

About the positives: Three categories - A being the best one -in density, tonality and contrast. A: 13 prints + two dyptichs These prints are showing dense contrasts and noble tones. B: 6 prints These prints are less dense. C: 10 prints These one are slightly yellowing. Globally, very few corners with light folds. About the negatives: we make three categories about density and condition issu : CAVALA A: dense and great condition. 7 negatives B: less dense and in great condition. 2 negatives. PANTOCRATOR A: 2 negatives B: 8 negatives STAVRONIKITA A: 3 negatives B: 1 C: 2 (with light condition issus)
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