[POPE (ARTHUR FREDERICK)] Album containing 108 photographs of California, Singapore, Istanbul, Sri Lanka, China, India, and elsewhere, 1867-1870
Lot 4
[POPE (ARTHUR FREDERICK)]
Album containing 108 photographs of California, Singapore, Istanbul, Sri Lanka, China, India, and elsewhere, 1867-1870
Sold for £ 22,500 (US$ 29,713) inc. premium

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[POPE (ARTHUR FREDERICK)]
Album containing 108 photographs of California, Singapore, Istanbul, Sri Lanka, China, India, and elsewhere, albumen prints mounted recto and verso, including 3 panoramas laid on linen and folded, captioned below in ink, some signed or numbered in the negative, 12 Indian School gouaches of inlaid marbles at the Taj Mahal pasted in, contemporary diced calf, upper cover gilt lettered "A.F.P. 1867-8-9-70", rebacked and recornered, large folio (550 x 430mm.), 1867-1870

Footnotes

  • DIVERSE AND STRIKING PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, featuring mammoth prints of Yosemite by Carleton Watkins, panoramas of Constantinople, Singapore and Foochow, and a series of fine studies in Kashmir and the wider region by a talented but as-yet unidentified photographer.

    A young clergyman educated at Westminster and Oxford, Arthur Frederick Pope set off in 1866 on a world tour, collecting photographs along the way. In 1911 he wrote a memoir, in which he mentions accompanying Eadweard Muybridge on a photographic excursion in Yosemite ("He insisted on sleeping in the cave behind Yosemite Falls, that we might get to the top in the early morning"), and visiting Bourne & Shepherd's studio in Calcutta ("I had looked through all the photographs of Kashmir... & had not been in the least struck by anything I saw"). For the present album, Pope has selected images with an eye to technical quality and artistic merit, and not just as a mere visual record.

    Contents include (approximately 220 x 280mm. unless otherwise noted):

    WATKINS (CARLETON) 9 mammoth prints (395 x 500mm.) of Yosemite, comprising Cathedral Rocks, Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Fall (2), Yosemite Valley (2), "butt end of a big tree", Mirror Lake, El Capitan.

    FRITH (FRANCIS) 2 mammoth prints (370 x 480mm.) of Mount Serbal and Mount Horeb, and a smaller print possibly by Frith.

    SINGAPORE. 5-part panorama (195 x 1080mm.) from Fort Canning.

    ROBERTSON (JAMES) and FELICE BEATO. 5-part panorama of Constantinople (245 x 1500mm.) from the top of the Beyazit tower, 1857.

    AUSTRALIA. Melbourne Club, 2 views of gum trees in New South Wales.

    SRI LANKA. 18, some unusually large, including Sensation Rock (330 x 330mm.), Pettah native town, Vicarton Rock and Gorge, Fort Columbo, etc.

    LAI FONG, attributed to. 5 views around Foochow including one 3-part panorama (230 x 810mm.), the views very similar to fig. 9.15 and 9.54 in Bennett, History of Photography in China: Chinese Photographers 1844-1879 (2013).

    SACHÉ (JOHN) 8 views around Agra and Delhi.

    BAKER (WILLIAM) 16 views around India, especially Kashmir.

    BAKER & BURKE, attributed to. 2 images of Amir Sher Ali Khan meeting Colonels Pollock and Chamberlain and departing for the Khyber Pass in March or April 1869. Also present was Dr H.W. Bellew, an army officer, linguist and interpreter who had accompanied Pope on his journey from Abbotabad to Kashmir, according to Pope's memoir.

    BOURNE (SAMUEL) Umballa Church; the high Ganges.

    UNIDENTIFIED, monogrammed in negative "SH", "HS", or possibly "CS" or "SC", and numbered. 36 views in India, mostly Kashmir (many approximately 240 x 285mm., some being arch-topped, and 18 smaller 105 x 170mm.).

    Provenance: Arthur Frederick Pope (1840-1921), gilt lettered initials on cover and ownership inscription ("New University Club, St. James' Place, London") on verso of front free endpaper; thence by descent to the present owner. For images of every photograph in this album, visit www.bonhams.com/24423.

Saleroom notices

  • The Yosemite photographs are not by Carleton Watkins, but by Charles Leander Weed - widely believed to have been the first photographer to work in Yosemite, in 1859. These mammoth-format images were taken on his second expedition in 1864, when he was working for the San Francisco publishers Lawrence & Houseworth, who began to list his photographs for sale in their catalogue in 1866.
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