Untitled [Pompeii and Pelops Aegean Cruise], 1903
Scope and Contents
The album begins with a trip to Pompei, presumably whilst Wace was resident at the British School at Rome during the autumn. It is followed, after 4 blank leaves, with photographs from the Pelops Aegean Cruise photographs. Images of achaeological sites at Delphi, Knossos, Rhodes, Troy, Priene, Delos and Palaekastro.
All the photographs are titled in pencil on the cardboard mount by AJBW.
29 photographic prints, 19 empty apertures of which only 3 are titled by AJBW, i.e. 3 prints missing from the album upon accession.
Biographical / Historical
The geographical itinerary set out photographically in this album is described in the 'Annual Meeting of Subscribers'. (1903), The Annual of the British School at Athens, 9, 391-397, 392: "Mr. A. J. B. Wace, Pembroke College, Cambridge, Prendergast Student 1902-3, Craven Student 1903-4, justified his choice of a large and complex subject, Hellenistic Art. In the course of the year he studied the subject in Germany, Austria, Italy, Egypt, and Constantinople, and under Dr. Svoronos at Athens made special investigation of the dated coinage bearing on the period. He has already published a coin bearing a hitherto unknown Pergamene portrait, and has papers in preparation for the Journal of Hellenic Studies. Mr. Wace also undertook the duties of Secretary on Professor E. A. Gardner's island cruise. During the coming session he will pursue his Hellenistic studies in Rome under the auspices of the British School at Rome".
1 album(s) : photographs
Former reference 'Wace Archive 056', Cambridge transfer, Box 12
Hard back photograph album, mock leather, textured dark green cover, H. 20 x W. 14 cm.
Each leaf is composed of a cardboard backboard overlaid with a thinner card mount on recto and verso, tacked down on long edge, allowing photographs to be eased out from the top and bottom short edges. Displays 2 photographs to a page, each mount aperture sized W. 3 ½ x H. 2 ½ inch).
Binding and leaves in excellent condition.
The photographic prints are all monochrome, gelatin silver, quarter plate contact prints, with no fading to the images.
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