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17 Photogravuren nach Gemälden von Rembrandt in der Galerie zu Cassel Inhalt ...

Museum Schloss Wilhelmshöhe (Kassel) - Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Photographische Gesellschaft, Berlin: [1903]

Physical Description

Portfolio of 17 loose pl. and t.pl.; 677 mm.

Responsibility Note

No plate is signed.


T. Fawcett, 'Graphic versus photographic in the nineteenth-century reproduction', in Art history, 9:2 (1986), p.185-212; W.M. Freitag, 'Early uses of photography in the history of art', in Art journal (Winter 1979-80), p.117-23.

Summary Note

The 'Inhalt:' of the title-plate lists the plates as showing the following paintings: 1. Selbstbildnis; 2. Bildnis eines Alten; 3. des Schreib- und Rechenmeisters Coppenol; 4. des Dichters Jan Hermansz Krul; 5. der Saskia; 6. Selbstbildnis; 7. Bildnis eines jungen Mädchen; 8. eines Unbekannten; 9. Die heilige Familie; 10. Winterlandschaft; 11. Die grosse landschaft mit Ruinen; 12. Bildnis des Nicolaus Bruyningh; 13. eines geharnischten Mannes; 14. eines Architekten; 15. Studienkopf eines Alten; 16. Studienkopf eines älteren Mannes; 17. Jacobs Segen.

The publications of the Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin are examples of the highly sophisticated application of photography to the reproduction of works of art for which German printers were world-renowned by the close of the 19th century. Technical advances in photography would make a significant contribution to the development of art history as an academic discipline.


Purchased for the RA Library in 1903 (see 'Librarian's Report', RA Annual Report for 1903, p. 46).

Binding Note

Publisher's portfolio, half brown morocco, cloth-covered boards, upper cover lettered '17 Photogravuren nach Gemälden von Rembrandt in der Galerie zu Cassel - Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin'.

Name as Subject


Paintings, Dutch - Portraits - History - 17th century
Collections - Galleries - Museums - Germany - Cassel - 1900s
Catalogues - Germany - 1900s
Pictorial works - Photomechanical prints - Photogravures - Germany - 1900s


Rembrandt, source artist
Berlin Photographic Company, photographer, publisher