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GLORIOUS FAMILY Portrait: Women and Children of Latal

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GLORIOUS FAMILY Portrait: Women and Children of Latal

Lot 2235 Details

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VITTORIO SELLA. Southern Valleys (Ingur): Women and Children of Latal, c. 1889-1890, Sella number CVI 645 (1). 11x14.9" 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 ink on mount recto: 645. Women and Children of Latal; in blue pencil: C.VI. Stamped in black ink on mount verso: Depose / Tous Droits Reserves / V. Sella - Biella; inscribed in pencil: B.K.

According to Charles Fay, writing in the 1893 AMC Bulletin, Vittorio Sella was born in the Piedmont Region of Biella, northern Italy in 1859, in sight of the outliers of the Alps. His father, Venanzio Guiseppe Sella, was a woolen manufacturer who ran textile mills called Lanificio Maurzio Sella, which had been in the family for hundreds of years. The son seems to have inherited his father's versatility, for Venanzio Sella not only authored a standard work on woolen manufacture, but also published a treatise in 1856 on the then-new art of photography, which was translated into German and French and incorporated in Roret's Encyclopedia.

Sella's uncle, Quintino Sella, was a famous Italian minister of finance and founder of the Italian Alpine Club. It was he who taught the boy to love the mountains by taking the fifteen-year-old Sella on his first ascent in 1874, followed by another a year later.
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Very Good: minor abrasions overall; corners of mount rounded; mount has several tears and is very fragile; lower L corner of print repaired with tape.
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GLORIOUS FAMILY Portrait: Women and Children of Latal

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Lot 2235 Details

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VITTORIO SELLA. Southern Valleys (Ingur): Women and Children of Latal, c. 1889-1890, Sella number CVI 645 (1). 11x14.9" 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 ink on mount recto: 645. Women and Children of Latal; in blue pencil: C.VI. Stamped in black ink on mount verso: Depose / Tous Droits Reserves / V. Sella - Biella; inscribed in pencil: B.K.

According to Charles Fay, writing in the 1893 AMC Bulletin, Vittorio Sella was born in the Piedmont Region of Biella, northern Italy in 1859, in sight of the outliers of the Alps. His father, Venanzio Guiseppe Sella, was a woolen manufacturer who ran textile mills called Lanificio Maurzio Sella, which had been in the family for hundreds of years. The son seems to have inherited his father's versatility, for Venanzio Sella not only authored a standard work on woolen manufacture, but also published a treatise in 1856 on the then-new art of photography, which was translated into German and French and incorporated in Roret's Encyclopedia.

Sella's uncle, Quintino Sella, was a famous Italian minister of finance and founder of the Italian Alpine Club. It was he who taught the boy to love the mountains by taking the fifteen-year-old Sella on his first ascent in 1874, followed by another a year later.
Condition
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Very Good: minor abrasions overall; corners of mount rounded; mount has several tears and is very fragile; lower L corner of print repaired with tape.

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