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Malay Gamelong [Gamelan Ensemble]

c1890s. Albumen paper photograph, titled and numbered “155” in negative lower left, photographer’s blind stamp on image lower right, 20.8 x 27.5cm. Slight tears, creases and discolouration to edges, minor surface crazing and cockling overall.

Stamp reads “G.R. Lambert & Co., Singapore.” German-born Gustave Richard Lambert (b. 1846), founded a photographic firm in Singapore, which by the end of the 19th century, was the largest and most successful studio in Southeast Asia. G.R. Lambert & Co. was appointed photographer to the King of Siam in 1880 and was used extensively by the British colonial authorities to record political occasions and official visits. Ref: Oxford Companion to the Photograph.

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Item #CL173-123

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  Other currencies

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