Sicilian Study, Taormina

PhotographerWilhelm von Gloeden


MediumGelatin Silver


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Allegorical, Children, Flowers, Italy, Mythology, Nudes


Image Dimensions: 38.9 x 29.0 cm (within printed border along top margin & outer edge of white border on left margin-flush mounted)
Support Dimensions: 39.3 x 29.2 cm paper board

Two Sicilian boys hold amphoras containing flowers. Possibly a pigment print, as the print surface is rough, with the flowers in the vase at right exhibiting a more magenta cast to the shadow areas along with an area in the lower right corner. Slight marginal traces of silvering evident. The print, evenly faded, is flush mounted to a card and unsigned.


Published: plate 33: Ulrich Pohlmann, Wilhelm von Gloeden. Taormina, Munich et al. 1998


Collections: National Gallery of Canada: Sicilian Study, Taormina 1913:  matte albumen silver print; George Eastman Museum:  Two boys holding vases of roses 1913: salted paper print


provenance: Purchased for this archive in January, 2018 from seller in Coventry, Warwickshire-United Kingdom.

Taormina (Greek: Ταυρομένιον, Tauromenion; Latin:Tauromenium; Sicilian: Taurmina) is a comune (municipality) in theMetropolitan City of Messina, on the east coast of the island ofSicily, Italy. Taormina has been a tourist destination since the 19th century. Its beaches on the Ionian sea, including that of Isola Bella, are accessible via an aerial tramway built in 1992, and via highways from Messina in the north and Catania in the south. (Wikipedia accessed February, 2018)

Sicilian Study, Taormina