Lot 62. Konstantin Alexandrovitch SHAPIRO (1840-1900)

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Lot 62 | Konstantin Alexandrovitch SHAPIRO (1840-1900)
Photo gallery of the man of letters, scholars and artists from the Russian by Constantine Shapiro
Saint-Petersburg 1880
Porte-folio of photographic portraits accompanied by short biographies in Russian and French writers, famous russians. This folio includes the second edition of the first delivery and the second delivery. The first delivery consists of the portraits of I. A. Goncharov, F. M. Dostoïevsky, N. A. Nekrasov, M. E. Saltykov (Chtchedrine), and I. S. VTourguenev, the second delivery those of D. V. Grigorovich, A. N. Ostrovsky, A. F. Pissemsky, I. P. Polonsky and L. N. Tolstoy.
Each portrait is presented in a style of old Russian, the original of which frames a charter of the time of the tsar Alexey Mikhailovich. Under each portrait is placed the facsimile signature of the personality represented.
may 22, 1879, the newspaper "Голос" (The voice N°81) has released an announcement relating to the intention of Shapiro to form a gallery of portraits of Russian contemporary eminent. Announced in particular in the journal "Московские ведомости" (the Moscow news of January 13 and February 2, 1880) with a detailed description, the first delivery, pulled to 800 copies was exhausted in two months. Critical newspapers such as "Российская библиография" (The bibliography of Russian N°53(1)) and "Отечественные записки" (The Annals of patriotic 1880, T. 249) have been effusive. This first delivery was rereleased at the same time as the second, with a success resounding.

Константин Александрович ШАПИРО (1840 - 1900)

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