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The collection comprises almost 1,000 photographic prints from the oeuvre of the Brazilian photographer Marc Ferrez, whose work encompassed a photographic vision of imperial and early modern Brazil, as well as approximately 775 photographic prints by photographers active in Brazil from 1860 to 1940. The photographers represented include J. S. Affonso; Carlos Bippus; Fritz Büsch; Companhia Photographica Brazileira; Guilherme Gaensly; Gaensly & Lindemann; João Goston; Pedros Hees; Alberto Henschel; Revert Henrique Klumb; George Leuzinger; Guilhermo Liebenau; Augusto Malta; Augusto Militaõ de Azevedo; Mortimer; Augusto Riedel; and Stahl & Wahnschaffe.
The Brazilian businessman, historian, curator, photographer, and collector, Gilberto Ferrez, was born into a family immersed in the visual arts. His great-grandfather and great-uncle, the sculptors Zépherin and Marc Ferrez, arrived in Brazil with the Mission artistique français (Missão Artística Francesa) in 1816. Greatly admiring the country, they settled there and Zépherin soon went on to design Brazil's first commemorative medal, commissioned for the 1822 coronation of Dom Pedro I.
44.15 Linear Feet (35 boxes)
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