dinsdag 12 april 2011
the Photo Diary of John Morris & the Photobooks of the Rijksmuseum and Mirelle Thijsen Auctions Photography
The Photo Diary of John G. Morris Auction
Jérusalem. Étude et reproduction photographique des monuments de la ville sainte depuis l'époque judaïque jusqu'à nos jours. Avec 40 photographies originales. Paris: Gide et J. Baudry, 1856. In-folio (43 x 31 cm) 40 photographies originales (chacune 16 x 22 cm), tirées sur papier salé. Imprimées par Blanquart-Everard à Lille.
Auguste Salzmann was born in Ribeauville in the French Alsace. Apart from painting landscapes and religious scenes, Salzmann was also a photographer and archaeologist. He had become fascinated with the Middle East at an early age. Having travelled in Algeria, he was present in Egypt at the time of the great discoveries of the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette around 1850. Salzmann photographed in the Middle East for scientific study, although his pictures were also praised for their artistic quality. 'Jérusalem', his photo album of the Holy City, formed the culmination of his work. Auguste Salzmann died in Paris in 1872