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SPECTACULAR PORTRAIT Women of Latal Caucasus

Lot 2233 Details

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VITTORIO SELLA. Southern Valleys (Ingur): Women of the Village of Latal, c. 1889-1890, Sella number CVI 644. 11x15.3" collodion print, printed c. 1892-1893, mounted on 12.2x16.3" heavy brown board. Print recto embossed with artist's credit stamp in bottom right corner; inscribed in negative: 644. Inscribed in ink on mount recto: Caucasus / Women of the Village of Latal / VI; in blue pencil: C.VI. Stamped in black ink on mount verso: Depose / Tous Droits Reserves / V. Sella - Biella; inscribed in pencil: VS/1244.

Sella was not only a Master of Landscape Photography but also of portraiture. His portraits of the various peoples of the Caucasus--a cross-roads of civilization-- have the compelling power of character as also seen in the environmental portraits August Sander mastered in the 20th century.
He often went with his brother and cousins on alpine climbs, and from July through September 1889 he, along with his brother Erminio, guides Daniel Maquignaz and Giovanni Gilardi, and porters, Secondino Bianchetti and Giuseppe Gamba, traveled to the Caucasus. While there they made the first ascents of Kogutai-bashi (12,450 feet) and Ulluauz Bashi [Ullu-aus-Gashi] (15,300 feet) where he photographed from the summit, climbing other mountains including Mt. Elbruz, ascended the Urvan Valley toward Bezingi Glacier, crossed spurs of Dychten and Saluinan, and camped a week on the slope of Koshtantau.

From August through October 1890 he went with his brother Erminio, photography assistant Emilio Botta, guide Fabian Croux, and porters Secondino Bianchetti and Giuseppe Gamba for a second trip to the Caucasus. On August 7 Sella photographed a funerary feast day, which is the subject of many photographs in this group. There were four first ascents; traveling to Zinaga, Adai Khokh district (including mapping), and Suanetian Glaciers, they returned through Suanetia, photographing Ushba and the countryside and making ethnographic views. Sella's final trip to the Caucasus was in 1896 with Emilio Gallo, his photography assistant Emilio Botta, and porter Secondino Bisetta (18x24 cm plates).
Condition
Very Good: mild abrasions dirt, wear, scuffs and scratches in top R quadrant of print. Mount has edge and corner wear, dirt and is torn.
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SPECTACULAR PORTRAIT Women of Latal Caucasus

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Lot 2233 Details

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VITTORIO SELLA. Southern Valleys (Ingur): Women of the Village of Latal, c. 1889-1890, Sella number CVI 644. 11x15.3" collodion print, printed c. 1892-1893, mounted on 12.2x16.3" heavy brown board. Print recto embossed with artist's credit stamp in bottom right corner; inscribed in negative: 644. Inscribed in ink on mount recto: Caucasus / Women of the Village of Latal / VI; in blue pencil: C.VI. Stamped in black ink on mount verso: Depose / Tous Droits Reserves / V. Sella - Biella; inscribed in pencil: VS/1244.

Sella was not only a Master of Landscape Photography but also of portraiture. His portraits of the various peoples of the Caucasus--a cross-roads of civilization-- have the compelling power of character as also seen in the environmental portraits August Sander mastered in the 20th century.
He often went with his brother and cousins on alpine climbs, and from July through September 1889 he, along with his brother Erminio, guides Daniel Maquignaz and Giovanni Gilardi, and porters, Secondino Bianchetti and Giuseppe Gamba, traveled to the Caucasus. While there they made the first ascents of Kogutai-bashi (12,450 feet) and Ulluauz Bashi [Ullu-aus-Gashi] (15,300 feet) where he photographed from the summit, climbing other mountains including Mt. Elbruz, ascended the Urvan Valley toward Bezingi Glacier, crossed spurs of Dychten and Saluinan, and camped a week on the slope of Koshtantau.

From August through October 1890 he went with his brother Erminio, photography assistant Emilio Botta, guide Fabian Croux, and porters Secondino Bianchetti and Giuseppe Gamba for a second trip to the Caucasus. On August 7 Sella photographed a funerary feast day, which is the subject of many photographs in this group. There were four first ascents; traveling to Zinaga, Adai Khokh district (including mapping), and Suanetian Glaciers, they returned through Suanetia, photographing Ushba and the countryside and making ethnographic views. Sella's final trip to the Caucasus was in 1896 with Emilio Gallo, his photography assistant Emilio Botta, and porter Secondino Bisetta (18x24 cm plates).
Condition
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Very Good: mild abrasions dirt, wear, scuffs and scratches in top R quadrant of print. Mount has edge and corner wear, dirt and is torn.

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