Circa 1865 Collection of Architectural Photographs of Blois France By Seraphin-Mederic Mieusement (1840 -1905)
(Photography - 19th Century - France - Seraphin-Mederic Mieusement)

Blois France: Seraphin-Mederic Mieusement, 1865. F Each of these 27 albumen photos approx. 4" x 5 1/2" size, mounted vertically or horizontally on the page on a slightly darker shade, the whole surrounded by a thin rule-line and usually with an imprinted title identifier and nearly all with the Mieusement Blois studio imprint. The photographer had begun and ended his career in Blois and was known for his architectural photographic work. Each image tipped to its own guard and which is in turn sewn into the album. Images include: Chateau de Blois statue Equestre Louis XII; Chateau de Blois Galerie Interieure Facade Louis XII; (unidentified) Interior spiral column & staircase; Chateau de Pierrefonds Restaure par Mr. Viollet-Leduc; pencil notation on back, '(?)...l'honneur' (notes in English); (unidentified) elaborately carved large cabinet-on-cabinet, with royal arms; (unidentified - perhaps wallpaper pattern example) Blois pattern with faint pencil notations regarding coloration of original, small pencil design; (unidentified - another pattern example) Blois pattern with royal monogram, with faint pencil notations regarding coloration of original; (unidentified - another pattern example) Pattern with royal cartouches, strapwork style, with faint pencil notations regarding coloration; Chateaux des Bords de la Loire columned interior view of the 'stateroom' hall; (another) columned interior view of the 'stateroom' hall, this with more extensive marginal color comments; (close-up of) the canopied recess in the 'stateroom' hall, also extensive marginal color comments; (close-up of) the canopied recess in the 'stateroom' hall, alcove surmounted by the royal arms, porcupine, marginal color comments; Cheminee Partie Louis XII, comments; fireplace, royal arms, comments; Chateau de Blois, another fireplace. Chateau de Bloise Lucarne Francois I er; Lucarne au chiffre d'Anne de Bretagne; Lucarne au chiffre d'Anne; Chateau de Pierrefonds; Chateau de Blois exterior ornamentation; Chateau de Chaumont; (another) Chaumont, exterior doorway detail; Chaumont, interior fireplace & decor; Chateau de Chambord detail of exterior stone carving; Chateau d'Amboise doorways with monumental carved hunting scene; this particular photograph with the small ticket tipped-on the reverse of Librairie, Papeterie, Reliure, Cartonnage Abonnement et Journaux Frappy Chapu Cabinet de Lecture Fournitures de Bureau et Dessins Rue Napoleon No. 33, a Amboise; Chateau de (and handwritten, presumable by the studio after these two imprinted words) Azay-le-Rideau, a detail of elaborate decorative iron window grillwork; (hand-printed only, in the margin) Azay-le-Rideau, a detail of exterior doorways; Chateau de Blois upper windows detail; Blois detail of carved panel. Approx. 10" x 13 1/2" size binding, oblong format; reddish-brown polished textured paper over heavy dense gray cardstock boards; no spine covering, boards held on by the cloth structure tapes only, cover paper much chipping and wear, especially the back. The photographs tipped-on to leaves of 3-4 pages of paper thickness - most of these papers are coming apart; several pages detached, edge-chipping, soiling and wear to the margins. The images in good to very good condition, some with extraordinarily fine detail, atmospheric and well-done. In good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 26017)


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