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Likenesses, (photograph)

Benecke, R.
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Immediately adjoining Mr. Scholten's display are the entries of R. Benecke, including among numerous likenesses several landscape photographic views. A panoramic view of St. Louis, which has a central place, is excellent. The vista of spires and roof is thrown a little too much into a distant background; which however, could hardly be avoided, as the view was taken from the Illinois side. The views of the bridge piers in course of construction, and of the Court House, are among the best pictures of the kind we have seen; all the details being perfectly distinct and clear, and the selections carefully made. In photographic landscapes the principal object is to have the wonderful fidelity in details properly intelligible by a well-balanced light and shade and a general clearness in the perspective. [Pp. 73-74; see entries 02570011, 02570012, 02570013, and 02570014 for other works noted in this commentary, and entry 02570001 for related commentary.]
Tenth Annual Report of the Saint Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association. Prepared for Publication by John T. Tracy. St. Louis: Missouri Democrat Book and Job Printing House. 1871.
Artist address: St. Louis.
Control number:
AECI 02570010
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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