Item #3056 Valiug (In Banat, Romania) people. Andreas Groll, photographer.
Very early photo from the Banat

Valiug (In Banat, Romania) people

Romania, Vienna: Around 1860. Vintage albumen print. Small tear in the back paper. The print in fine conditon.

Very early photo from the Banat. One of the first photographer who worked in Romania.

Andreas Groll Born in 1812 in Vi­enna as a son of servants Anna and Joseph Paul Groll. I. In 1845-1853 he worked at the Viennese Polytechnic Institute as an assistant of professor Anton von Schroetter. At that time, the Polytechnic Institute was the most important place of photography in Austria since it was home institution to the pioneer photographers Joseph Prechtl, von Schroetter and particularly Anton George Martin.

After early experiments , since 1852 he established himself as an independent photographer specializing in Austro-Hungarian architecture (besides Vienna also some of the first photographs of Prague, Plzeň, Krakow, Kutná Hora; although later he also photographed Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia or Egypt), monuments, factories and weapons. He received a prize at the Paris world exhibition (1855), and two years later an award from Franz Joseph I. In 1857 he opened his first photo studio in Vienna. In 1861 he became a member of the Photographic society in Vienna, where in 1864 he had an extensive retrospective (also showing nine daguerreotypes from 1843). His 1865 catalog was containing 788 photographs.

Price: €5,000.00

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