Vintage Colored Albumen Photograph of Inside the Palace in Teheran, 1887
Item Number: 14535
Vintage Colored Albumen Photograph of Inside the Palace in Teheran, Iran. Printed in 1887 by E. Sangleboeuf. 6.7" x 9." glued on cardboard. This photograph of inside the Iranian palace is heightened with gouache, a versatile painting technique which uses dense intensive colors. The gouache paint enhances the photo with a quiet brilliancy making the features of the room pop with subtle color. In the photograph we can see the geometric details of the window etchings standout in hues of blue and green, while the furniture, rugs, and floral arrangements are lightly stroked with colors in red, brown, blue, gold, and grey. The room itself is richly furnished with various sitting areas, candelabras, seven floral arrangments, and what appears to be a small pond in the center of the room. With some areas of age related foxing. Overall a rare and beautiful vintage photograph in very good condition.