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Princeton University Library Collection of Stephanos Stournaras photographs, ca. 1880.
Stournaras, Stephanos, 1867-1928
Greek, Modern (1453- )
1.3 linear ft. (1 small flat box)
Meteora Monasteries (Greece).
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Stephanos Stournaras was born in Zagora, Pēlion in 1867. He worked in Smyrna at a retail store and then went to Athens where he attended the Athens School of Fine Arts for seven years taking classes in painting and engraving. He was a self-taught photographer by studying relevant French literature. At the same time he worked as an illustrator of books and magazines creating engravings on wood. In 1889, he settled in Volos. He died on August 22, 1928.
Consists of an open collection of albumen prints depicting images of the monasteries of the Holy Meteora in Thessaly, Greece. Included are the Holy Trinity Monastery (28 x 21.5 cm), mounted, title and photographer's signature in negative; the Monastery of St. Stephanos (28 x 22.7 cm), mounted, part of the title in negative; the Monastery of Varlaam (28 x 21.3 cm), mounted, part of the title in negative; and the Monastery of Hagia Trias, mounted; photogarpher's signature and title in negative in white ink. Handwritten captions in black ink on card board read: "Thessalie. Les Meteores. Conventde la Sainte Trinte."
Handwritten captions in Greek.
Gift of the: Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. AM 2019-84.