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約翰·湯姆遜「中國與中國人影像」珂羅版相片96幅,已鑲框博物館展品


 John Thomson Illustrations of China and its People


約翰·湯姆遜(1837-1921),蘇格蘭人,是十九世紀拍攝中國的攝影家中最著名、作 品最豐的之一。相比難以保存的蛋白印相,他更青睞柏德範 (Alphonse Poitevin) 發明的珂 羅版工藝,認為此技術最能表現他的作品中的豐富細節,同時,他還傾向於將他的攝影 作品與他的旅行遊記融為一個整體作品來出版發行。

1873至74年間,倫敦伊靈區的 Autotype 出版了湯姆遜關於中國的攝影集「中國與中 國人影像」:共96幅珂羅版像片(收錄了222幀在1868至1871年多次前往中國拍攝的濕版 照片)。

1872年,約翰·湯姆遜告別香港,帶著500多張在中國拍攝的玻璃底片返回英國。這 些底片自1921年以來一直藏於倫敦惠康圖書館。另有250多張保存在東南亞地區。

完整「中國與中國人影像」共四卷裝幀本。即使國際上有幾家博物館藏有整套作 品,他們也無法將其一一陳列展出。全球已知的唯一一套可以安全展示的即是在此出 售的這套。

2006年在台北首次展出(200,000人次參觀者),隨後2015年夏在澳門博物館的展覽 大獲成功(103,000人次參觀者),並出版了精美的中、英、葡三語畫冊(請見PDF鏈接)

這套完整的96幅已鑲有橡木鏡框的珂羅版原作,裝在5個定制的博物館展覽用的 鋁箱內一並出售。每個鏡框都鑲有中英文作品標題和作品編號,以便在每次展覽後輕 鬆歸整。

除了澳門博物館的精美畫冊外,廣西師範大學出版社出版的徐家寧譯「中國與中 國人影像」(isbn:9787549564880) 與台灣大塊出版社出版的「鏡頭下的晚清中國」(邁克爾· 格雷作序、葉伶芳譯),也再現了這222個中國的影像 (isbn:978-986-98990-2-4() 參見示例頁面)。

因此,這套舉世聞名且稀有的藏品已準備好在中國及亞洲地區作巡回展覽。在這 些地方,隨著相關湯姆遜的出版物的陸續問世,大家對這套珂羅版已不陌生,但原滋 原味的原作還從未展出過(台北、澳門除外)。


Les 96 planches (encadrées) des collotypies (1973-74) chez Autotype約約de 222 vues la Chine (entre 1868 et 1871),dans leurs cinq boites d’aluminium de transport et de conservation. Les 96 cadres de l’exposition du Musée de Macao en 2015볏볏.


John Thomson (1837-1921), Scottish, was one of the most famous and prolific photographers of 19th century China, preferring to distribute and disseminate his images as collotype, in preference to less permanent albumen prints, using the process of Alphonse Poitevin.

He released his work on China, between 1873-74, through the Autotype Company of Ealing : a comprehensive range of 96 plates (for 222 views of China taken between 1868 and 1871 during of several trips to China and Taiwan).

John Thomson returned to Great Britain with more than 500 glass negatives from China after leaving Hong Kong in 1872. These negatives have been preserved since 1921 at the Wellcome Library, with 250 others on Southeast Asia.

Illustrations of China and its people” is bound as a 4-volume set. Even if several international museums possess the complete 4-volume set of his China collotype plates, they cannot be exhibited without being disbound. The only known exhibitable set that can be safely displayed is the one being here offered for sale.

Originally showcased for the first time in Taipei in 2006 (200,000 visitors) and then by a remarkable exhibition (103,000 visitors) at the Macao Museum in the summer of 2015, which has been the subject of a superb trilingual catalog.

This complete set of 96 framed boards, in oak baguette, under glass, is housed and sold in five customised aluminium transport boxes. Each of the frames is the subject of a discreet engraved numbering which allows easy storage for checking after each exhibition.

In addition to the remarkable catalog of the Macao Museum, we must point out two translations into Chinese language : by Xu JiaNing (GuangXi U Press, isbn:9787549564880) and an other one by Yeh LingFang, also prefaced by Michael Gray, published by Locus in Taiwan, which also reproduces these 222 views of China (isbn:978-986-98990-2-4).

This rare and famous set is therefore ready for traveling exhibitions, including in China and Asia, where these collotypes are known by various publications, but have never been exhibited (except in Taipei and Macao).

Online catalogue:

https://fr.zone-secure.net/29754/1369142/#page=1

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