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'Sohn des Arztes'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎16r-b] (1/1)

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The record is made up of 1 collotype print. It was created in 1888. It was written in German. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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This full-length seated portrait of a young man shows the son of the doctor shown in 1781.b.6/20, likely the photographer al-Sayyid ʻAbd al-Ghaffār, who collaborated with the photographer Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje.

He wears a plain, dark-coloured outer robe over a patterned jalabiya, with a pale-coloured turban on his head. In his right hand the man grips the handle of a light-coloured umbrella or parasol. On his feet he wears shoes featuring an ornate buckle.

The negative has had hand-work applied, causing it to take on a soft-shaded quality in places. In particular, the man’s feet have been over-drawn due to overexposure at the lower left corner of the photograph.

Inscriptions:

Printed above image, in ink:

XIV

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Sohn des Arztes.’

A circular 'British Museum' blind stamp is located in the lower right corner.

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1 collotype print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

132 x 972 mm

Format:

1 collotype print

Condition:

The print is in good condition.

Foliation:

‘XIV’

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German in Latin script
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'Sohn des Arztes'. Photographer: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [‎16r-b] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/21, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023627936.0x000035> [accessed 21 February 2024]

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