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Wilhelm von Gloeden
Album of prints
Swann Galleries - New York
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction, Oct 22, 2009, Photographs & Photographic Literature, Sale 2191 Lot 93)
Unique album with 16 wonderful "en plein air" studies of nude and semi-nude Sicilian boys, including models atop a leopard skin, draped in togas, and dressed Roman-style with garlands in their hair; with a binding featuring unique transfer images of Von Gloeden's photographs on the front and rear covers. Albumen, sepia-toned silver, and bromide prints, 8 1/2x6 1/4 inches (21.5x15.8 cm.). Folio, leather, with sepia-toned photographs set amidst a hand-colored and gilt floral motif.