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Count Aleksander von Tyszkiewicz
Scene d'intérieur Empire
[Photo-Club de Paris / 1897, Pl. XXXV]
Heliogravure / Photogravure
16.0 x 22.1 cm
Photograph courtesy PhotoSeed.com
Country: France: Paris
Tyszkiewicz (born 1862 in Poland) is often identified in photographic reproductions of this period as Graf B. Tyszkiewicz. 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. It is interesting to note that this photograph and another variant example in the author's photographic archive feature a partial elaborately painted backdrop.
Plate (Graveur) by Blechinger
Print: Ateliers Charles Wittmann
Included in the "Quatrieme Année Salon de Photographie" of the Photo-Club of Paris (1897)