**CIVIL WAR WATER TANKS CITY POINT,VA*A.J.RUSSELL*RARE!

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  • Sold Date: Jun 24, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

AN EXTREMELY RARE LARGE FORMAT ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH TITLED "WATER TANKS OF GENERAL HOSPITAL, CITY POINT". THOUGH UNSIGNED (RUSSELL'S WORK IS RARELY SIGNED), THIS PRINT IS ORIGINALLY FROM THE UNITED STATES MILITARY RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM BODY OF WORK BY CAPTAIN ANDREW JOSEPH RUSSELL!

A SUPERB, HIGHLY ARTISTIC, AND SOMEWHAT ABSTRACT STUDY OF A WATER TOWER ALMOST SILHOUETTED AGAINST THE SKY WITH A SHORELINE IN THE DISTANCE! BELOW AT THE WATER LINE IS SOME TYPE OF STRUCTURE OR LOOKOUT BUILDING OR DOCK WITH TWO STEAM ENGINES(?) OR BOILERS INSIDE.

THIS PHOTOGRAPH ANTICIPATES AND PRECEDES THE WORK OF BERND AND HILLA BECHER ONE CENTURY LATER!

THE PHOTOGRAPH MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 3 3/4" BY 6 1/2" AND IS MOUNTED TO IT'S SLIGHTLY LARGER ORIGINAL BOARD WHICH HAS BEEN SEPARATED FROM IT'S RECTO. CIRCA 1863.

IN NEAR EXCELLENT OR BETTER CONDITION, EXCEPTIONALLY CRISP DETAIL, STRONG RICH TONES IN THE FOREGROUND WITH THE DISTANCE LIGHTER (AS IT SHOULD BE), AND NO MAJOR SURFACE ISSUES OF NOTE.

SUPERB AND RARE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MILITARY CITY POINT VIRGINIA SOUTHERN ARCHITECTURE ARCHITECTURAL SUBJECT MATTER!

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