T. SCHNEIDER & SONS (1847-1921)
A Unique Portfolio of hand tinted Stereo Daguerrotypes c.1860, 10 examples, some with engraved pinpoint lighting accents lending the interiors a special sense of depth and illumination, plate size, 88mm x 116mm, Mounted under a gilt brass mat, embossed blind stamp in the lower margin 'STEREOSCOP VON T. SCHNEIDER UND SOEHNE', the portfolio housed in contemporary maker's fitted wooden Daguerreotype box and stereo viewer, illustrating the majestic interiors of Bavarian and Russian Palaces.
88mm x 116mm
Trudpert Schneider was one of the great masters of the daguerreotype. He began his career as a local carpenter. Asked by a traveling daguerreotypist to replace a broken box camera, he became an assistant to the daguerreotypist and then went on to become a daguerreotypist in his own right and one of Germany's most important photographers. The photographic firm he founded continued under his son’s management until 1921. Schneider was an innate master of the stereo daguerreotype and the majority of his work was of outdoor stereo images, making these even more unusual, each image exhibits exceptional levels crisp detail and high technical understanding.
Sold for £26,250
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