Catalogue of Wilhelm von Gloeden's pictures

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Virtual catalogue of Wilhelm von Gloeden's pictures[edit]

This is a list of the images created by Gloeden by catalogue number. This is not an inventory of auctions sales of Gloeden's physical prints. A faded, small, watermarked, damaged, censored scan will be replaced in this catalogue anytime a better one surfaced, even if it comes from a source different than the one originally uploaded. Please consult an art expert if you need an expertise.<bɾ>
  • English: Images are arranged by number of catalogue. A short paper dealling with the cataloguing of Gloeden's images (in Italian) is here. The high number of duplicates in the following catalogue depends on the fact that there were three series of numbers (for each group of glass negative boxes). The smallest ones (11.5 x 16.5 cm) were marked by a "B" after the number, which is most of the times disregarded by cataloguers and sellers. This creates confusion between, say, "number 120" (cm 18x24) and "number 120 B" (cm 11x16). A third set was the Special-size catalogue. Eventually, images by authors could enter Gloeden's catalogue keeping their original number, aldo adding a "B" (for "bis"). Further confusion was created by silver reprints printed in the 1940s-1970s, keeping the original numbering regardless of the original size.
  • Italiano: Le immagini sono elencate per numero di catalogo. Un breve saggio in italiano sulla catalogazione delle immagini di Gloeden è pubblicato qui.

Trademark / Marchio[edit]

Campionari / Contact sheets[edit]

Larger-size catalogue / Catalogo speciale per grandi formati[edit]

  • English: Judging from the duplicates, Gloeden kept a separate catalogue, with its own numbering beginning anew from # 1, for the images taken with its largest camera (of the three he owned, which allowed him to shoot negatives as big as 30x40 cm). To date at least 289 catalogue numbers are known to belong to this separate list of glass plates. Obviously, the presence of this separate catalogue causes some trouble, by creating several duplicate catalogue numbers, unless the exact size of the image is known. Note that some bigger size images may have been re-shot in a smaller size, and re-catalogued in the ordinary catalogue, with a different catalogue number, or vice versa, they may have been magnified from an original which was smaller. In both cases the same shot appears twice in Gloeden's corpus, with two distinct numberings. (An example of the 3 sizes available is in this catalogue sheet). Some of the images that were re-shot tobe magnified appear mirrored in comparison with the original take.
  • Italiano: A giudicare dai doppioni, Gloeden teneva un catalogo separato, con numerazione autonoma, per le immagini scattate con (la macchina fotografica di maggiore dimensioni fra le tre che possedeva, che gli permetteva d'impressionare immagini grandi fino a 30x40 cm). Per il momento sono noti almeno 289 numeri in questa catalogazione separata, che ovviamente in assenza d'informazioni sulla dimensione crea confusioni con la numerazione ordinaria (producendo doppioni nell'inventario). Si noti inoltre che alcune di queste immagini possono essere state rifotografate in formato più piccolo e ricatalogate, con diverso numero, nel catalogo generale, oppure, viceversa, possono rivelarsi riproposizioni in grande formato di immagini nate in dimensioni più piccole, in pratica usando la terza macchina come un ingranditore. In entrambi i casi, le foto sono presenti con due numeri distinti nel catalogo di Gloeden. (Un esempio delle tre dimensioni di foto disponibili è chiaramente visibile in questo foglio-campionario). Alune immagini rifotografate per ingrandile appaiono specchiate, rispetto all'originale.

001-099[edit]

100-199[edit]

200-289[edit]

Senza numero / Unnumbered[edit]

General catalogue / Catalogo generale (cm. 12x17 & 18x24) -- 1-24[edit]

25-49[edit]

50-99[edit]

100-149[edit]

150-199[edit]

200-249[edit]

250-299[edit]

300-349[edit]