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Hammarlunds Antikvariat

Sankt Göransgatan 98
112 45 Stockholm
+46-73-775 93 29


Price: EUR 50,00

[Photograph] Jaeger Johannes / [Rosen, Georg von]

Photograph of an oil painting [Konung Erik XIV jemte Catarina Månsdotter och Jöran Persson]

Ca. 1880. Image area 20 x 26,5 cm. The card board 32 x 46,5 cm. Albumen print mounted to a card board with blind stamped crest with the text "Joh. Jaeger Kongl. Hoffotograf".

Some staining and foxing to the card board.

A photo reproduction by Johannes Jaeger after an 1871 oil painting by Georg von Rosen who was a traditionalist, art should have a purpose and not just be decorative. Rosen painted portraits and historic scenes. Jaeger, a german immigrant, became Sweden´s most famous and successful photographer of the 19th.century, producing portraits, views, panoramas as well as art reproductions. He settled in Stockholm in the early 1860s and became royal photographer in 1865. He also became the first official photographer to Nationalmuseum (The National Museum of Fine Arts). Similar positions as the museum´s first official photographers was held by Roger Fenton at the British Museum and Charles Marville at the Louvre in the 1850s. Reproductions of art work in photography was very popular in the second half of the 19th. century, eventhough it was only possible to make black and white photos. Photography made it possible for the first time to exactly reproduce art and distribute it among a great number of people. Jaeger published a sales catalouge with hundreds of photo reproductions of art works in 1882. These photos have not been valued in the 20th. century. Most have been thrown away, which means that these importatant documents on early photo reproduction of art are scarce today.

Item No: 2797