2125/​6224

Hans Christian Andersen (b. Odense 1805, d. Copenhagen 1875)

Orig. carte-de-visite photograph. Photographer Israel B. Melchior. 1870. 9×5.5 cm. With the faded signature of Andersen. Enclosed letter with provenance information. Mounted in paper binding, with bookplate. (FP)

H.C. Andersen was very much in front of the camera. When it came to the invention of photograhpy his fascination was immense. Due to this fascination of the new medium he became one of most frequently photographed persons in Copenhagen at the time.

Literature: Tove Thage: Fotografernes H.C. Andersen, 2007, p. 155. + Ochsner #142.

Provenance: Flemming Erik Pedersen (1931–2020).

Condition

Condition report on request. Please contact: books@bruun-rasmussen.dk

Auction

Books and manuscripts, 22 June 2021

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4,000–6,000 kr

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4,000 kr  

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