[Photo.33/(006)] Studio portrait of a man and two women squatting beside a bowl, presumably filled with charcoal
Studio portrait of a man and two women squatting beside a bowl, presumably filled with charcoal. Handwritten signiture of Sevruguin in Cyrillic. The man can be found in other studio photographs depicting ‘everyday life’. This would suggest that Sevruguin might have used models to create some of them.
Part of a set of seven faded photographs depicting trades and types from the late Qajar and early Pahlavi Iran. They are attributed to Antoin Sevruguin, a court photographer and an influential early commercial photography pioneer in Iran. Sevruguin’s name is written in Cyrillic on the front of three of these prints, which dates them to the early period of his carrier (later he used the French transliteration of his name on the mounts of some of his prints). Of the rest, three are universally attributed to Sevruguin and it is likely that the last unsigned print is also by him.
Faded print. Original negative not held.