Auction | Photographs, Rare & Photography Books and Advertising Art | 6 December 2007

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  • Cover: Lot 30 Advertising poster

    Lot 41 Entre-os-Rios bridge, Castelo de Paiva, Portugal.

  • gallery P4Photography, lisbon - december 6th 2007 | 9.30 pm

    auction P4044

    Photographs, Rare & Photography Booksand Advertising Art

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  • 1 FRAnCEsCo RoCChini (AtRib.) 1820-1893 italian belm tower, Lisbon c.1885. Windmills on the wills across the river. Rocchini was born in italy, came to Portugal as joiner and photographer. he opened his studio at travessa da gua Flor, n 1-2 Lisbon, operating from 1888 to 1896. Died at the age of 72, but the studio closed in 1912. 21x25cm. Albumen print . Estimate 400-800

    bibliography: Lus Pavo, occasional Papers n5, Rochester Film & Photo Consortium, the Photographers of Lisbon, Portugal from 1886 to 1914, 1990.

    2 FRAnCEsCo RoCChini 1820-1893 italian Portal of the Alta Capela, Jernimos Monastery (Gothic Manuelino style). belm, Lisbon. Albumen print . 38x28.5cm. Estimate 400-700

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    3 unknoWn PhotoGRAPhER 1890s. the sphinx and the pyramids of Menkure and khafre. Albumen print. 20x26cm (sheet). Estimate 150-300

    4 FRAtELLi ALinARi PhotoGRAPhER (AtRib.) 1890s. two photos glued on flong (front and back). Milan Cathedral and semtiano Arch in Rome. Good condition. Albumen print. 35x26cm (board). Estimate 200-300 5 JEAn LAuREnt 1816-1892 French toledo Cathedral, spain. Good condition. J. Laurent was born in France. he settled in spain and visited Portugal around 1861. in 1879 he exhibited many images taken in Portugal and spain: mainly monuments and landscapes. his photographs made Portuguese monuments known all over Europe. Albumen print . 34x35cm. Estimate 200-400

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  • 6 ViG & PLEssix PhotoGRAPhERs (?) French braga Cathedral (Romanesque style). A large albumen print 27.5x40.5cm (print), on card. Excellent condition. 38x51cm (board). Estimate 500-1,000

    7 ViG & PLEssix PhotoGRAPhERs (?) French Coimbra university, a view of the courtyard, 1870s. Albumen print. Excellent condition. 27.5x40.5cm (print) on card; 34,5x47,7cm (board). Estimate 500-1,000

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  • 8 ViG & PLEssix PhotoGRAPhERs (?) French Porto, circa 1875/80. A view over the Douro river. Large albumen print. Excellent condition. 27.5x40.5cm (print) on card. 37.5x51cm (board). Estimate 500-1,000

    9 ViG & PLEssix PhotoGRAPhERs (?) French Porto, circa 1875/80. A sight view over Douro river. Large albumen print. Excellent condition. 27.5x40.5cm (print) on card. 37.5x51cm (board). Estimate 500-1,000

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  • 10 unknoWn PhotoGRAPhER Porto, Ribeiras dock. Daily scene. Circa 1880. Albumen print. 17x23cm (board). Estimate 150-200

    11 MoREiRA (?) Portuguese Lisbon, the Rossio square. on the background - the national theater. 1870s. Matte collodion printing-out paper. 21.5x31.5 (board). Estimate 300-500

    12 Foto LusitAnA (stuDio) Lisbon, Portuguese pavilion at Parque Mayer, and outdoors theater. Photograph with dedication to Jos silva bravo. Printing-out paper. 39x46cm (board). Estimate 150-250

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  • 13 nAPoLEon sARony 1821 1896 American sarah bernhardt. With dedication to silva Pinto (portuguese writer). Cabinet imperial card 59x45cm. napoleon sarony was an American photographer, with studio in new york, renowed for his portraits of famouse artists, like sarah bernhardt, oscar Wilde among others. Albumen print. Estimate on request

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  • 14 CunhA MoRAEs (PhotoGRAPhERs). Angola, 1886. opening of the Luanda-Ambaca railway. the Portuguese flag is visible in the forefront of train. 25x33cm (board). Printing-out paper. Estimate 150-300

    15 unknoWn PhotoGRAPhER Angola, 1880s. three railway photographs. Printing-out paper. 27x33cm (board). Estimate 150-300

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  • 16 DoMinGos EsPRito sAntos (Alvo) 1872-1946 Architectonic picture. signed: Alvo in pencil. Domingos Esprito santos, began his photographic career working for the German photographer Emilio biel (1838-1915) in oporto; in 1892 he opened his own photographic studio Fotografia Alvo. Platinotype (?). 38x29cm (board). Estimate 200-400

    bibliography: Joaquim Vieira in o fotgrafo Alvo - 1981.

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  • P4Photography Auction november 2006 - Lot 265 sold total 9,775

    Lot 17 Fernando Pessoa aged 10. signed and dedicated by the poet Estimate 6,500-10,000

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    P4Photography Auction May 2007 - Lot 231 sold total 2,875

  • 17 W. b. shERWooD (studio) Durban Fernando Pessoa, aged 10. signed and dedicated by the poet sua boa amiga Maria igncia de saldanha sette offerece como prova de muita amizade o seu amiguinho, Fernando - Junho 1898. image used on the cover of Fernando Pessoa: uma fotobiografia by Maria Jos Lencastre. this is a similar image to those sold in the two previous P4Photography auctions (november 2006 and May 2007. Cabinet card. Gelatin silver print. 16.1 x 10.7cm. W.b. sherwood - Pietermaritzburg and Durban (south Africa). Estimate 6,500-10,000

    bibliography: Lencastre, Maria Jos. Fernando Pessoa: uma fotobiografia, imprensa nacional-Casa da Moeda, Lisboa, 1981.

    Fernando (Antnio nogueira) Pessoa is perhaps the best known Portuguese writer of modern times. born in Lisbon in 1888, died in Lisbon in 1935. From the age of seven, Pessoa lived in Durban, south Africa, where his stepfather was the Portuguese consul. he became fluent in English. in 1905 he returned to Lisbon, where he worked as a commercial translator while contributing to avant-garde reviews. in 1915, he collaborated with orpheu, one of the most influential literary magazine in Portugal (althought only 3 issues were prepared and 2 published) .

    [Lots provenance: from the estates of Fernando Pessoas relatives].

    18 oLiVEiRA AnD Muiz MARtinEz PhotoGRAPhERs Lisbon, Portugal Fernando Pessoa and relatives. one carte-de-viste (by Muiz Martinez Photographer) and one cabinet card (by oliveira Photographer). the carte-de-visite shows baby Fernando with his mother (as also seen in page 48 of Maria Jos Lencastres book). the cabinet card shows Joaquim Pessoa, the poets father (see page 47 of Maria Jos Lencastres book). Carte de visite (10.5x6.5cm); cabinet (16.5x10.5cm). Albumen prints. Estimate 1,500-3,000

    [Lots provenance: from the estates of Fernando Pessoas relatives].

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  • 19 MAnuEL DA siLVA CAMPos; hEnRiquE nunEs AnD CAMACho PhotoGRAPhERs Portrait of Joaquim seabra Pessoa (Fernando Pessoas father) by Photographia oriental - Manuel da silva Campos; D. Maria Magdalena Pinheiro nogueira Pessoa (Fernando Pessoas mather) by henrique nunes Photography and Fernando Pessoa, three years old (1891) by A. Camacho Photography. three pictures ilustrated in the Maria Jos Lencastre book Fernando Pessoa: uma foto biografia and Fernando Pessoa, corao de ningum, Fundao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 1985. Albumen prints. three photographs in Carte de visite format. 6.5x10.5cm. Estimate 1,500-2,500

    bibliography: Lencastre, Maria Jos. Fernando Pessoa: uma foto biografia. Lisboa: imprensa nacional-Casa da Moeda, 1981.

    [Lots provenance: from the estates of Fernando Pessoas relatives].

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    20 CAMACho PhotoGRAPhER Fernando Pessoa, aged 6, in a 3-wheel bike. Camacho studio - 116, Rua nova do Almada, Lisboa. Picture illustrated in Maria Jos Lencastre`s Fernando Pessoa: uma foto biografia page 54.Joo Francisco Camacho was born in 1833, in Madeira, where he worked until the 60s. he then came to Lisbon and opened his photographic studio in the city center at Rua nova do Almada (1888-1905). Died in Lisbon aged 65. Cabinet card. Albumen print. Estimate 1,000-1,500

    bibliography: Lus Pavo, occasional Papers n5, Rochester Film & Photo Consortium, the Photographers of Lisbon, Portugal from 1886 to 1914, 1990; Lencastre, Maria Jos, Fernando Pessoa: uma foto biografia, imprensa nacional-Casa da Moeda, Lisboa 1981.

    [Lots provenance: from the estates of Fernando Pessoas relatives].

    21 Muiz MARtinEz PhotoGRAPhER Portugal Fernando Pessoa, aged 6, dressed as sailor. Picture illustrated in Maria Jos Lencastres book, page 57. Cabinet card (10.5x6.5cm). Muiz Martinez had his studio in Lisbon, 4, Largo da Abegoaria & Rua serpa Pinto 66. Albumen print. Estimate 1,000-1,500

    biography: Lencastre, Maria Jos, op. cit.

    [Lots provenance: from the estates of Fernando Pessoas relatives].

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  • 22 k,LDA (stuDio) Chiado, Portugal Fernando Pessoa strolling in Chiado, Lisbon, with his friend the journalist Ferrei-ra Gomes. three shots in one print (9x14cm). Gelatin silver print (?) . Estimate 2,000-3,000

    biography: Lencastre, Maria Jos, Fernando Pessoa: uma foto biografia. imprensa nacional-Casa da Moeda, Lisboa. 1981. [Lots provenance: from the estates of Fernando Pessoas relatives].

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  • 23 MRio DE s CARnEiRo 1890-1916 Portuguese indcios de ouro, by Mrio de s Carneiro, only known manuscript copy 1913-1915. 67 leafs and 32 rhymes (22x17,5cm): 1- nossa senhora de Paris, 2- salom, 3-no, 4- Certa Voz na noite, ruivamente, 5- 7, 6- 16, 7- Apoteose, 8-Distante melodia, 9- sugesto, 10-taciturno, 11- o resgate, 12- Vislu