Stock ID #175029 [River Scene in Annam]. EMILE GSELL, ATTRIBUTED.

[River Scene in Annam]

[Saigon]. [circa 1866]. Stock ID #175029

Albumen silver photograph 20.2 x 25.9 cm, image inscribed "No. 36." lower left, mounted on album card, 26 x 33.8 cm, pencil inscription (in part indecipherable) in French "Courses Annam... (Cochin?)" to the the lower mount, in very good condition.

Emile Gsell learned photography in the military and probably arrived in Saigon with the French Expeditionary force. His studio in Saigon was in operation from 1866 until his death there in 1879. Gsell was fortunate to join the 1866 Ernest Doudart de Lagrée (1823-68) Expedition along the Mekong and was able to make photographs of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and become the first to market views of the ruins.

This river scene has Gsell’s characteristic hand drawn cursive negative no ‘No.36 “ inscribed on the image.

From the collection of Gael Newton, former Curator of Photography, National Library of Australia, photography historian and author.

When referring to this item please quote stockid 175029.

Price: $450.00 AU

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