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Count Aleksander von Tyszkiewicz
[Die Kunst in der Photographie (Art Folio #4)]
15.1 x 20.6 cm
Photograph courtesy PhotoSeed.com
Heliographed (Plate) & Printed by: Meisenbach, Riffarth & Co. (Berlin)
Tyszkiewicz (born 1862 in Poland) is often identified in photographic reproductions of this period as Graf B. Tyszkiewicz, as is evident in the printing attribution for this particular photogravure at the lower left corner. Graf is German for "count". Juhl (1989, page 294) identifies Tyszkiewicz as a painter who dedicated himself in his palace in Howory/Polon to the history of wall painting. This may well be the same palace in the present day Lithuania (Palanga) where there is a major tourist attraction: a collection of amber numbering over 25,000 examples.
Please also see: Photo-Club de Paris / 1897, Pl. XXXV for another example by this photographer.