Beck, Heinrich [Browse]
Visual material
approximately 1860.
26 leaves of plates : photographs ; 36 x 46 cm.


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Getty AAT genre
Summary note
Oblong photograph album with 26 albumen prints (measuring between 21.5 x 29 to 28.5 x 38.3 cm.), pasted on cardboard, of monuments and views of Athens. Subjects include the Acropolis with the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, the Propylaia, the Temple of Hephaestus, the Temple of Jupiter, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Hadrian Arch, the Monument of Philopappus, the Lysicrates monument, view of the city of Athens with the Greek Parliament and the Lycabettus mountain on the background, the Byzantine church of Panaghia Pantanassa (Athens), and a panoramic view of Hermoupolē (Syros). 15 of the photographs signed on the print by Beck and 11 by Konstantinou. A few photographs are slightly yellowed and/or soiled.
  • Cover title.
  • Album inscribed to Monsieur Kjoer by the Greek politician Thrasyvoulos Zaimēs (Copenhagen, June 11, 1863), with a a carte de visite portrait of the latter. Inscription in French on front free endpaper reads: "Monsieur Kjoer / souvenir d'amitie et d'affection / Copenhague le 11 juin / 1863 / Th. A. Zaimis."
Binding note
MSS copy bound in contemporary blue velvet on hard boards; wooden decorative elements and title in capital letters mounted on cover; upper joint split.
Language note
Handwritten captions in French.
Source acquisition
Gift; Program in Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Christos G. and Rhoda Papaiōannou Modern Greek Studies Fund, in honor of the 40th anniversary of Hellenic Studies at Princeton. 2019-76.
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