Kunstschaetze der Mittelalterlichen Sammlung zu Basel

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Kunstschätze der Mittelalterlichen Sammlung zu Basel (Art Treasurers in the Medieval Collection in Basil). Text by Wilhelm Wackernagel, ‘head of the collection’ with photography by Jakob Höflinger (Basel: Georg, [1864]). Four portfolios with wrappers. Graphic Arts Collection GAX 2014- in process

The graphic arts collection’s acquisition of this rare, complete set of Swiss photographs will make them, for the first time, available for research in an American collection. Its twenty-two albumen silver prints by the photographer Jakob Höflinger (1819-1898) are mounted on stiff boards and in good condition. The acquisition not only adds to our research holdings in early photography but also documents the medieval art in Basil during the nineteenth century.

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