A Bit of Luxembourg

A Bit of Luxembourg

This is a picturesque view of the Grund quarter in central Luxembourg City on the banks of the Alzette river. At far right in frame, women can be seen washing clothes on the side of the river. The photographer and Camera Craft editor Sigismund Blumann accompanied his friend Jacques Tillmany to Luxembourg where both took photographs and Tillmany reconnected with his native country. The result was the article: Luxembourg, A Photographic Paradise, written by Blumann with photographs by Tillmany published in the August, 1913 issue of Camera Craft. The article begins:

Of late, comic opera and romance have done much to make the independent duchy of Luxembourg well known to peoples of distant nations. All the free art of the scene painter and all the imagination of the story writer cannot add to the real interest and picturesqueness of this little two-by-three freehold. Anyone equipped with a camera and a fair knowledge of exposure needs only to aim in any direction and squeeze the bulb to get something worth while, both as an historic and an artistic production. Composition has been cared for, centuries back, by Barons and serfs. Every tessellated castle, every narrow way, every bridge and moat, has been placed as if under the direction of a consummate artist. p. 364

A Bit of Luxembourg

Image Dimensions7.6 x 5.3 cm tipped

Support Dimensions8.4 x 6.2 | 10.3 x 7.7 | 14.1 x 8.8 cm

Print Notes

Recto: titled in gold ink along margin of secondary mount: A Bit of LUXEMBOURG; signed monogram in white ink by artist in lr of tertiary mount: SB


Purchased for this archive in December, 2019 from the photographer and editor Sigismund Blumann’s grandson Thomas High.