Ɵ Street Trades in China. Album illustrated... - Lot 42 - Giquello

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Ɵ Street Trades in China. Album illustrated... - Lot 42 - Giquello
Ɵ Street Trades in China. Album illustrated with 40 original photographs mounted under passepartout and captioned in white gouache, 1890-1895 (19 x 15 cm). Art Nouveau binding in brown cloth boards, titled "Sunny Memories". Precious little documentary and humorous photographic album on life in a country then largely inaccessible to foreigners, at the end of the 19th century. From moneychangers to cobblers, water carriers to bird sellers, fortune-tellers to acrobats, and Chinese wheelbarrows to rickshaws and caravans, this album provides an invaluable panorama of rural and urban life in late 19th-century China. It was brought back from an expedition to this still very closed country by a relative of Henri Laugier, future deputy secretary-general for cultural affairs at the United Nations and a great collector of modern art. Provenance: Henri Laugier.
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