lunes, 23 de julio de 2012

Fotografía. Museo Victoria y Alberto Londres

Este Museo tiene una página de búsqueda de sus colecciones, amplias y variadas colecciones, que es muy buena, acompañada de amplios textos explicativos de la foto, del lugar y del fotógrafo.
Se pueden ver, por ejemplo, fotos de fotógrafos tan conocidos y renombrados como Frith. Este estudio fotográfico encargó, pues muchas fotos de su firma no estan hechas de su propia mano, a sus fotògrafos que recorrieran España, entre otros lugares del mundo.

....... it is now known that nearly all of the works bearing the F. Frith and Co. stamp were not taken by Frith himself, but by one of his travelling employees. Photographers associated with Frith's 'Universal Series' include Robert Napper (Andalusia), Frank Mason Good (Egypt) and Frederick William Sutton and Hugo Lewis Pearson (Japan). In addition to hiring his own photographers, Frith also bought the negative stocks of established photographers such as Roger Fenton and Francis Bedford....... 

 En esta web se encuentran decenas de fotos, albuminas, de muchos lugares de España, cada una con una pequeña explicación, tenemos, entre otras representadas Burgos, Valencia, Sevilla, Madrid y otros pueblos menos conocidos de España. 
En el 2007 se realizaron exposiciones por España con parte de esos fondos: 
Robert P. Napper viajó por España en 1863 y, durante dos años y medio, trabajó en la península Ibérica para Francis Frith, cuya vinculación se rompió entre 1863 y 1864. Su formación autodidacta en el género de la figura humana podría haber sido un factor decisivo en los conflictos que surgieron entre ambos. El fotógrafo del sur de Gales dedicó una atención especial a Andalucía, sobre la que editó el álbum Views in Andalusia.

Manresa from East (Photograph)

  • Date: 1860s-1870s (photographed)
  • Place: Manresa
  • Tiene un excelente texto explicativo de la foto
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  • Francis Frith was one of the most successful commercial photographers from the 1850s and 1860s. He also established what was to become the largest photographic printing business in England. This image is part of the V&A's Francis Frith 'Universal Series' archive which consists of over 4000 whole-plate albumen prints predominantly of historical and topographical sites. Images such as these were highly desirable throughout the 1850s and 1860s.
    It is now known that nearly all of the works bearing the F. Frith and Co. stamp were not taken by Frith himself, but by one of his travelling employees. Photographers associated with Frith's 'Universal Series' include Robert Napper (Andalusia), Frank Mason Good (Egypt) and Frederick William Sutton and Hugo Lewis Pearson (Japan). In addition to hiring his own photographers, Frith also bought the negative stocks of established photographers such as Roger Fenton and Francis Bedford. 

    Photograph - Manresa from East
    • Object:
      Photograph
    • Place of origin:
      Manresa, Spain (photographed)
    • Date:
      1860s-1870s (photographed)
    • Artist/Maker:
      Francis Frith & Co. (makers)
    • Materials and Techniques:
      Whole-plate albumen print from wet collodion glass negative
    • Credit Line:
      Acquired from F. Frith and Company, 1954
    • Museum number:
      E.208:2222-1994
    • Gallery location:
      Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case X, shelf 48, b
     
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1 comentario:

FPR-A dijo...

Tan sólo señalar que las dos fotos de R.P. Napper para 'Frith & Co.'que se supone fueron realizadas en Valladolid, corresponden en realidad a Manresa, al "Torrent de Sant Ignasi" y, muy probabelmente, al "Carrer de les Escodines". El fotógrafo que trabajaba para Francis Firth nunca debió de estar en Valladolid.