Collection Remelé MSS - Philipp Remelé Photographs Collection

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Remelé MSS

Title

Philipp Remelé Photographs Collection

Date(s)

  • 1873-1874 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

21 photographs in 1 box

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Name of creator

(1844-1883)

Biographical history

German photographer. Born, Euskirchen 1844. Died, Cologne 1883. His early training in chemistry led him to the study of photography. He completed his education at the Königliche Gewerbeakademie in Krefeld in 1864. Unusually for this period he specialised in landscape photography. In 1873-4 he was the photographer on an expedition to the Libyan desert led by Gehrhardt Rohlfs, which also explored links with the Egyptian oases. On this expedition he took about 200 images. He was awarded a silver medal in Vienna in 1875 for this work.

Archival history

Formerly in the possession of W. Spiegelberg, who passed them on to N. de Garis Davies.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presumably part of the Davies MSS.

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Scope and content

21 photographs. 13 of the Temple of Hibis at el-Khârga Oasis, and 8 of the Temple of Deir el-Hagar at el-Dâkhla Oasis.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction by permission of the Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material

  • German

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

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None.

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Existence and location of originals

These are original prints; the location of the negatives is not known.

Existence and location of copies

Not known.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0616