Lot 5827 - ibid121 ibid Photography - Wednesday, 07. July 2021, 01.00 PM

ADOLPHE BRAUN

(Besançon 1812–1877 Dornach)
"Photographien aus der Schweiz und Savoyen", c. 1870. Portfolio with 43 original panoramic photographs.
Albumen prints mounted on printed cardboard. Vintages. Various formats (approx. 20 × 35.5 to 22.5 × 48 cm). Printed legend below the image, each with handwritten inventory number and annotation in French in the lower right corner. Loosely inserted in half-cloth portfolio of the period with mounted title, intact cloth closure (45 × 81.5 cm).

Literature: Ulrich Pohlmann. Adolphe Braun. Ein europäisches Photographie-Unternehmen und die Bildkünste im 19. Jahrhundert. Munich, 2017.

Provenance:
- From a house clearance in Switzerland.
- Swiss private collection.

Comprising: Maloja Pass, Julier Pass, Pilatus, Titilis, Devil's Bridge, Tellskapelle, Lake Lucerne, Gornergrat, Aletsch Glacier, Basel, Zurich, Schaffhausen, Interlaken, Chur, Glarus, Lausanne, Montreux, Bern, Geneva, Wesen and Walensee, Ragaz , Bergün, Lucerne, amongst others.


The photographs partly with light retouching, areas of faint scratching, a few prints with light moisture stains. Slightly wavy due to the cardboard mounts. The mounts mostly with slight browning, somewhat soiled, partly with light spotting, some mounts minimally torn or slightly bumped in the margins. The portfolio is soiled, slightly rubbed at the corners and edges. Overall in very good condition.

CHF 7 000 / 10 000

€ 6 540 / 9 350

Sold for CHF 10 250 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.