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Wilhelm von Gloeden
Youth with head wreath
Gelatin silver print, matte
21.5 x 15.5 cm (image) 26 x 20.2 cm (mount)
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Courtesy of Bassenge, Berlin (Photography, Dec 2, 2009, Sale: 94, Lot: 4043)
Photographer's stamp W.v. Gloeden Kunstverlag Deponirt 17 Feb 1901, Taormina. Sicilia and number 269 in pencil on the verso.
Wilhelm von Gloeden was known to experiment with papers and printing techniques and the photograph offered here is an exceptionally fine print on matte paper which is not as common as Gloeden's albumen prints.
Lit.: Ulrich Pohlmann. Wilhelm von Gloeden - Sehnsucht nach Arkadien. Berlin 1987, ill. p. 64 (this image can be seen in one of the pages from von Gloeden's archive and inventory book).