British photographic history

Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history

michael g. jacob
  • Male
  • Italy
Share on Facebook
Share

Michael g. jacob's Friends

  • Denis Pellerin

michael g. jacob's Groups

michael g. jacob's Discussions

GARIBALDI - OR NOT GARIBALDI?
7 Replies

This carte-de-visite from my collection is titled ‘Guiseppe Garibaldi (From Life)’.I have three variant images from the same series by the photographer Z. Bioni of Marsala, Sicily.One example of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carlo Ottaviano Casana Dec 3, 2018.

EGERTON DAGUERREOTYPES
3 Replies

Does anyone have any information about the Egerton brothers, Jeremiah and John, who were the subject of litigation by Richard Beard in 1845? I have read what’s available (R. D. Wood, et al), but I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael g. jacob Oct 7, 2016.

Gifts Received

Gift

michael g. jacob has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

michael g. jacob's Page

Latest Activity

michael g. jacob posted a status
"Bioni is known only by the letter Z. (Zaccaria?) BIONI, Marsala, Thanks for your help, Carlo!"
Jan 28
Carlo Ottaviano Casana left a comment for michael g. jacob
"Yes dear Michael, I was thinking to Pietro Becchetti... Have you got a name for Bioni? There are few places, here in Milan, where I can try to have a look!"
Jan 27
Carlo Ottaviano Casana left a comment for michael g. jacob
"Hi Michael! I’m sorry but unfortunatlly I really havent the faintest idea. If you tell me that the photographer is British I can’t even suggest you anything. If he is Italian there was in Rome a very nice old, not too in shape, I wonder…"
Dec 3, 2018
Carlo Ottaviano Casana replied to michael g. jacob's discussion GARIBALDI - OR NOT GARIBALDI?
"No, he isn't Garibaldi for me. I'm Italian, I've seen thousands of photos of him... He is not. In my humble opinion."
Dec 3, 2018
michael g. jacob replied to michael g. jacob's discussion GARIBALDI - OR NOT GARIBALDI?
"A new false Garibaldi just popped up on Ebay - that makes 5 Z. Bioni portraits so…"
Nov 9, 2018
michael g. jacob replied to michael g. jacob's discussion GARIBALDI - OR NOT GARIBALDI?
"Oops, sorry, Denis, I just spotted the other file! Definitely him again."
Oct 2, 2018
michael g. jacob replied to michael g. jacob's discussion GARIBALDI - OR NOT GARIBALDI?
"Wow! Fascinating. This stereo view is totally new to me. And it does appear to be the same Garibaldi wannabe! His hair and beard seem to have grown a little bit, so not a one-off session, perhaps. It is beautifully coloured, and must look great in a…"
Oct 2, 2018
Denis Pellerin replied to michael g. jacob's discussion GARIBALDI - OR NOT GARIBALDI?
"Hi Michael, you are right. It cannot be Garibaldi. The features, especially the eyes, do not match at all. Interesting that the caption on your card says it is Garibaldi and that the card was sold as being a portrait from life. Could he be a…"
Oct 2, 2018
michael g. jacob replied to michael g. jacob's discussion GARIBALDI - OR NOT GARIBALDI?
"I'd be most grateful to see the portraits, Dennis, but I doubt that they are the man portrayed in this carte-de-visite. Thanks for answering, and I look forward very much to confirming that your portraits really are the REAL Garibaldi.…"
Oct 1, 2018
Denis Pellerin replied to michael g. jacob's discussion GARIBALDI - OR NOT GARIBALDI?
"Hi, This is definitely Garibalidi. We have two stereoscopic portraits apparently taken on the same day and in the same studio in Dr. Brian May's Collection. I will fish them out and send you as much information as I can on those pictures. I…"
Oct 1, 2018
michael g. jacob posted a discussion

GARIBALDI - OR NOT GARIBALDI?

This carte-de-visite from my collection is titled ‘Guiseppe Garibaldi (From Life)’.I have three variant images from the same series by the photographer Z. Bioni of Marsala, Sicily.One example of the Garibaldi portrait by Bioni is held by the National Portrait Gallery in London. Bioni’s name appears in various British index lists, all of which refer to the cdv in the NPG collection, though no details of the photographer’s first name or activities are given, and he is totally unknown in Italy.Is…See More
Sep 28, 2018
michael g. jacob commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Video: The curious era of death photography
"Disappointing commentary, and poor or non-existent analysis of the photographs chosen to illustrate the theme. One example - the cdv of Daniele Manin, is meaningless when taken out of its historical context. The leader of the Venetian revolt against…"
May 28, 2018
michael g. jacob replied to Paul Godfrey's discussion Beach Photographers
"There’s an extremely interesting and well-researched chapter entitled ‘Pavement Portraits’ in ‘The Victorians – Photographic Portraits” (Tauris Park Books, 1993) by Audrey Linkman. It includes a section on Beach…"
Apr 10, 2018
michael g. jacob replied to Paul Godfrey's discussion Beach Photographers
"Plus one cut-out from an unidentified photographer..."
Apr 10, 2018
michael g. jacob replied to Paul Godfrey's discussion Beach Photographers
"An interesting article on early photography in Great Yarmouth, though the technical details and terms are rough-and-ready: https://www.invisibleworks.co.uk/through-glass-great-yarmouth/ The boat used in a couple of illustrations also appears in two…"
Apr 10, 2018
michael g. jacob replied to Paul Godfrey's discussion Beach Photographers
"Beach photography seems to have started pretty much with the advent of the railways and day trips to the sea, I would imagine. I have quite a few ambrotypes and tintypes of the genre, which I'll attach here. AMBRO_2 is particularly interesting,…"
Apr 9, 2018

Profile Information

A sample of English and European daguerreotypes from my collection can be seen on the DAGUERREOBASE website:

http://www.daguerreobase.org/it/browse/tmpl/index?f_string_collection_name%5B0%5D=Collection+Michael+G.+Jacob

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of British photographic history to add comments!

Join British photographic history

At 7:02 on January 27, 2019, Carlo Ottaviano Casana said…

Yes dear Michael, I was thinking to Pietro Becchetti...

Have you got a name for Bioni? There are few places, here in Milan, where I can try to have a look!

At 14:07 on December 3, 2018, Carlo Ottaviano Casana said…

Hi Michael! I’m sorry but unfortunatlly I really havent the faintest idea. If you tell me that the photographer is British I can’t even suggest you anything. If he is Italian there was in Rome a very nice old, not too in shape, I wonder if he’s still alive, man who wrote several books e n Italian photographers mid XIX century. If you are interested I can try to find his name...

 
 
 

© 2019   Created by Michael Pritchard.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service