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Joachim Bonnemaison Collection of Panorama Photographs, 1803-1998 (bulk 1846-1944)

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Bonnemaison (Joachim) Collection of Panorama Photographs
Series II. Asia, 1844-1916 21.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes, 4 flatfile folders)
Countries and geographical units represented are: China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by country, and within each country, alphabetically by photographer. Works by unidentified photographers are listed at the end of each country.
China, circa 1860-1865
flatfile item
3 3 Tung Hing (attributed), Yen-Ping and the Min River
Three-part joined panorama, albumen. Dated by Bonnemaison, who gives title as: Tung Hing Tien Ping Foo, which is apparently the photographer's name and other information taken from another source. Exact location unknown. Frances Terpak attributes the photograph to Tung Hing, a Chinese studio in Fuzhou. A 4. Former folder number: FF 17**.
3 1-2 Unidentified photographer, Fuzhou with Harbor
Two three-part joined panoramas, albumen. Dated by Bonnemaison, who gives titles as: Tung Hing Tien Ping Foo, which is apparently the photographer's name and other information taken from another source. Location identified by comparison with another item in Jeffrey W. Cody and Frances Terpak, Brush and Shutter: Early Photography in China, p. 170-171. A 4. Former folder number: FF 17**.
Hong Kong, circa 1910
flatfile item
4 1 Unidentified photographer, View of Hong Kong
Toned gelatin silver print. Location and date by Bonnemaison. B 49. Former box number: ff27**.
India, 1864-1916
Samuel Bourne, circa 1864-1916
box item
2 2 Panoramic view of Calcutta from the Achterberg Monument, 1916
Two-part panorama, albumen. Title written in pencil on versos of both prints. Photographer's name and date written in ink on recto. The photographer is probably not John Cooke Bourne, who was not in India according to John Hannavy, v.1, p. 196, but it could be the company of Samuel Bourne in Calcutta since he died in 1911. A 35. Former box number: 1.
box item
8 7 Through the Trees from Lambsknowe, Ootacamund, circa 1864-1877
Circular albumen print. Title written in ink on recto of mount. Date and photographer's name from Bonnemaison. IX.71. Former box number: 19.
box item
12 13 Festival of Mahamakam, 1865 or 1886
Four-part joined panorama, albumen. Title from Arles catalog which gives date as 1886. Bonnemaison titles as: Vishnu Pud and Other Temples near the Burning Ghat near Banaras. Photographer's name and 1865 date from Bonnemaison. IX.52. Former box number: ff12**.
box item
2 1 Unidentified photographer, European and Native Veterans at the Delhi Dunbar, 1903
Gelatin silver. Title and date written in pencil on mount. There is an untitled image on the reverse of a temple in India with columns and prayers. H 185. Former box number: 1.
Israel, 1844-1875
box item
8 8 James Graham, Mosque of Omar, Jerusalem, 1856
Salted paper print. IX.66. Former box number: 19.
box item
12 15 Charles Nègre, View from Mar Saba, between 1871 and 1875
Photogravure made after a photo by Louis Vignes. Printed on recto of mount: Photogravure sur Acier par Ch. Nègre. Date is from Honore d'Albert, duc de Luynes, Voyage d'exploration a la mer Morte, a Petra et sur le rive gauche du Jourdain, Paris, 1875, with photogravures by Charles Nègre made after Vignes's photographs. H 194. Former flatfile number: FF. 63**.
flatfile item
5 3 B. Petit, Jerusalem, 1844
Three-part joined panorama, watercolor on paper. Photographer signed and dated on recto of paper. H 179. Former flatfile number: FF 57**.
box item
12 14 Louis Vignes, View from Mar Saba, 1864
Two-part joined panorama, albumen. The photographer and the date are determined by Vignes's trip to the Holy Land with the Duc de Luynes in 1864. In 1875 some of his photos were published as photogravures by Charles Nègre in Honoré Paul Joseph d'Albert, Duc de Luynes, Voyage d´exploration à la mer Morte, à Petra, et sur la rive gauche du Jourdain. Vignes was known before this trip by photographs of Morocco, Sicily, Lebanon, and Palestine dating from 1859 to 1864. A number of marks in pencil on the recto of the print indicate further treatment, especially to create clouds on the photogravure. Mar Saba is a monastery near Bethlehem. H 194. Former box number: ff63**
Unidentified photographer, circa 1865
Three-part joined panoramas, albumen. Dated by Bonnemaison. H 179. Former flatfile number: FF 55**.
flatfile item
5 1 Panorama de Jerusalem
Title in negative on recto of print. Numbered and annotations or photographer's name (illegible) on lower edge.
5 2 Jerusalem
Japan, circa 1863-1880s
Unidentified photographers, 1863-1900
Includes works by two different unidentified photographers.
box item
2 3 Hakodate Harbor, Yeso Island, circa 1863-1875
Three-part panorama, albumen. Title written in pencil on verso. Date from Bonnemaison. Attributed to Felice Beato by Bonnemaison, but according to Anne Lacoste, the Beato attribution is doubtful: none of Beato's other photographs are from this part of Japan and there is a different tone to the prints. Yeso island is now Hakkaido. A 46. Former box number: 7*.
2 4 Garden at Okayama, Bizen, after 1880
Two-part panorama, colored albumen. Title on recto. Dated by Bonnemaison, who also identifies the photographer as Felice Beato. Anne Lacoste feels this attribution is very unlikely due to the title appearing in the negative and the type of coloring. The photograph could be the work of a local photographer. I 211. Former box number: 1.
Lebanon, 1859
box item
12 16 Louis de Clercq, Tripoli
Salted paper print, dilute albumen [?]. Title printed on recto of mount. Photographer's signet on recto of mount: L de C. Dated by his journey to the nearby crusader castles with the historian Emmanuel Guillaume Rey. In Arles catalog. J 216. Former box number: 20*.
Turkey, 1870-1900
Sebah and Joailler, circa 1870
Ten-part joined panoramas, albumen. Titles written in pencil on cover of mount. Date from Plesssen and Giersch. Photographer's name from Bonnemaison. IX.49. Former box number: 18.
box item
11 1 Constantinople panorama, pris de la tour de Galata
11 2 Photographie du grand panorama de Constantinople et Sartari
box item
10 17 Unidentified photographer, Sainte Sophie, 1870-1900
Albumen print from three negatives. Title written in pencil on recto of mount. Dated by techniques. Depicts Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. F 153. Former box number: 4*.
Uzbekistan, circa 1860
flatfile item
6 1 Unidentified photographer, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Three-part joined panorama, albumen. Title and date from Bonnemaison. A 12. Former folder number: FF 23**.


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