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Photograph of Mountaneous Route [graphic]

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Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 22.3 cm. x 16.5 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
"." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Landscapes
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.01
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of Kamraniyya Palace Complex [graphic]

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Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 22.8 cm. x 17 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
"The photograph depicts the palace complex of Kamraniyya, built around 1880s by Kamran Mirza, Nasir al-Din Shah's third and favorite son. The garden of the complex was known for its exotic and extensive kinds of trees and greenery." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Architecture
Palaces
Qajar dynasty
Royalty (Nobility)
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.02
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of Persian Turkman Wearing Elaborate Headdress [graphic]

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Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 16 cm. x 21.3 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
Ca. 1880
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Portrait photography
Headgear
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.08
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of a Group of Attendants at a Religious Gathering [graphic]

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Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 21.6 cm. x 16.2 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies
Clothing and dress
Headgear
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.09
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of Government Gendarmerie (Zandarmeri-e Dawlati) [graphic]

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Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 23.5 cm. x 16.8 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
- Partial handwritten Cyrillic signature in white (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Military
Portrait photography
Clothing and dress
Headgear
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.10
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of Artillery Batallion [graphic]

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Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 23.7 cm. x 18 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
- Handwritten Cyrillic signature in white (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Architecture
Military
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.14
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of a Room at the Kakh-i Gulistan (Gulistan Palace Complex), Tehran (Iran) [graphic]

view Photograph of a Room at the Kakh-i Gulistan (Gulistan Palace Complex), Tehran (Iran) [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Kākh-i Gulistān (Tehran, Iran)
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 20.6 cm. x 15.6 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
1880s-1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
- Partial handwritten Cyrillic signature in white (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Architecture
Palaces
Qajar dynasty
Royalty (Nobility)
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.19
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of Shams-Al Emarat Palace at the Kakh-i Gulistan (Gulistan Palace Complex), Tehran (Iran) [graphic]

view Photograph of Shams-Al Emarat Palace at the Kakh-i Gulistan (Gulistan Palace Complex), Tehran (Iran) [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Kākh-i Gulistān (Tehran, Iran)
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 15.7 cm. x 20.9 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
Ca.1880
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
- Faded handwritten Cyrillic signature in white (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Architecture
Palaces
Qajar dynasty
Royalty (Nobility)
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.20
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of the Dari-Ahmasi at the Kakh-i Gulistan (Gulistan Palace Complex), Tehran (Iran) [graphic]

view Photograph of the Dari-Ahmasi at the Kakh-i Gulistan (Gulistan Palace Complex), Tehran (Iran) [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Kākh-i Gulistān (Tehran, Iran)
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 20.1 cm. x 15.1 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
1880s-1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
- Handwritten Cyrillic signature in white (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Architecture
Palaces
Qajar dynasty
Royalty (Nobility)
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.23
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of a Caravan of Camels [graphic]

view Photograph of a Caravan of Camels [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 20 cm. x 13.4 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
"The photo depicts a caravan of camels outside city walls and gates. The caravan of six camels is accompanied by an attendant and a rider." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.26
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of Hanging People Upside Down [graphic]

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Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 18.8 cm. x 12.6 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
"The photo depicts bodies hanging upside down with tied feet. The display of dead bodies for days in public spaces was meant to educate the public." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Criminal procedure
Executions and executioners
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.27
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of a Man Holding a Book [graphic]

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Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 13.1 cm. x 20.4 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
- Handwritten Cyrillic signature (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Clothing and dress
Headgear
Portrait photography
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.30
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of Three Men Reading [graphic]

view Photograph of Three Men Reading [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 13.7 cm. x 20.4 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Clothing and dress
Headgear
Portrait photography
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.31
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of a Butcher [graphic]

view Photograph of a Butcher [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 12.6 cm. x 20.2 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Clothing and dress
Headgear
Portrait photography
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.32
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of Street Performers [graphic]

view Photograph of Street Performers [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 15.5 cm. x 20.5 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Clothing and dress
Headgear
Musical instruments
Portrait photography
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.33
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of an Elderly Man [graphic]

view Photograph of an Elderly Man [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 13.7 cm. x 20.3 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
"In some accounts the seated figure is identified as a learned jew." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Clothing and dress
Headgear
Portrait photography
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.34
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of a Dervish [graphic]

view Photograph of a Dervish [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 13.1 cm. x 20 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
- Handwritten Cyrillic signature (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Clothing and dress
Hairstyles
Portrait photography
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.35
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of a Hookah Seller [graphic]

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Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 13.1 cm. x 20.1 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
Ca.1900
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Clothing and dress
Domestic scenes
Headgear
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.38
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of a Street Vendor [graphic]

view Photograph of a Street Vendor [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 13.2 cm. x 20.4 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
"The vendor, with his open tray on his head, is most probably selling fruits." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Clothing and dress
Street vendors
Headgear
Portrait photography
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.39
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of Two Street Vendors [graphic]

view Photograph of Two Street Vendors [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Physical description:
1 albumen print : b&w ; 13 cm. x 20.7 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1880s - 1930
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Summary:
"The men are commonly identified as food sellers, more particularly Kebab." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
Cite as:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 2011
Topic:
Clothing and dress
Street vendors
Headgear
Portrait photography
Local number:
FSA A2011.03 B.40
See more items in:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

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