The Eastern Window
Photograph of a Mandarin from Cambodia with his servants. Ca. 1875-79.
Titled in ink below the image "Mandarin Cambodgien et serviteurs" and on reverse in ink "Mandarin Cambodgien".
Original albumen carte de visite photograph by Emile Gsell (1838-1879).
Size ab. 63 x 104 mm / 2,5 x 4,1 inches (card).
Mounted on photographers cardboard with his mark at the reverse.
Condition is fair: the emulsion area of the face of the mandarin has been damaged and remounted. Otherwise very good. Mount with mild staining.
Original is a bit brighter toned.