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Nike by Paionios: photogravure + albumen print, ca. 1890

Image of Nike by Paionios: photogravure + albumen print, ca. 1890

A lot of two different photographic techniques: photogravure and an albumen print.
Both depicts the same statue of Nike, by Paionios, Olympia.

The prints differ in very small details. The statue is in both prints 'reversed out'. So the background is black. The photogravure is titled 'in the negative'. A publisher's stamp is visible at the verso of the albumen print.

Another very similar photogravure can be found in: Ernst Curtis and Friedrich Adler, eds., Olympia: Die Ergebnisse der von dem deutschen Reich veranstalteten Ausgrabung (Berlin, 1890-1897) volume 3, plate 46.

Photogravure: ca. 22 x 28 cm
Albumen print: ca. 21,5 x 27,5 cm

Literature: Stephen Bann: Art and the Early Photographic Album, Yale University Press 2011 (p. 229)