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Gloeden, Wilhelm von (1856-1931) - n. 0151 B - Mandorli in fiore c.1983
Original print.

Image 1: our photo framed.
Image 2: photo out of frame
Image 3: portrait of Wilhelm von Gloeden.

Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden (September 16, 1856 – February 16, 1931) was a German photographer who worked mainly in Italy. He is mostly known for his pastoral nude studies of Sicilian boys, which usually featured props such as wreaths or amphoras suggesting a setting in the Greece or Italy of antiquity. From a modern standpoint, his work is commendable due to his controlled use of lighting as well as the often elegant poses of his models. Innovative use of photographic filters and special body makeup (a mixture of milk, olive oil, and glycerin) to disguise skin blemishes contribute to the artistic perfection of his works.

Famous in his own day, his work was subsequently eclipsed for close to a century, only to re-emerge in recent times as "the most important gay visual artist of the pre–World War I era" according to Thomas Waugh.[2]


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Taormina? Monte Etna in the background? La baia di Naxos? Beautiful!

    Love the frame too!
  2. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    thanks vetraio50 and thanks for the love.
  3. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    its not particularly what Gloeden is know for, the area yes but not the image. I like the beauty and innocence of the two walking are in arm on the hill side and one has what seems to be a large bouquet of flowers in his hand. A touch of romance, that is why I like it.
  4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
    I saw that to GlueChip, very beautiful :-)
  5. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    Good eye Elisabethan and thanks for the LOVE!
  6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
    You're welcome!
  7. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    aghcollect thanks again for the love
  8. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    geo26e thanks for the love.
  9. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    Moonstonelover21 thanks for the love
  10. solver solver, 4 years ago
    GlueChip, an exceptional photograph!

    In the event you don't have access to the book by Pohlmann, Ulrich (editor), Wilhelm von Gloeden - Sehnsucht nach Arkadien, Nishen, Berlin 1987, von Gloenden's catalog --- with all of the images ---- is available online here:

    Source: WikiPink

    I have seen a few German paintings on porcelain plaques of female subjects after photos by von Gloeden, painted in the Orientalist style.
  11. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    Hi solver. I actually do have the book and the photograph we have is on page 68 of the book.
    Taorminia-Bluhende Mandelbaume, ca. 1890
    Albuminabzug. 22,5x16m, Neg-Nr.151B. Samlung Scheid.
  12. solver solver, 4 years ago
    But of course you do, and silly for me to even question :-) since owning the book augments your prized possession.
  13. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    blunderbuss2 thanks for love.
  14. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    Roycroftbooksfromme1 thanks for the love.
  15. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    Radegunder and valentino97 thanks for the love.
  16. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love SEAN68
  17. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    tom61375 thanks for the love
  18. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    hey inky thanks for the love
  19. inky inky, 4 years ago
    It is!... a beautiful scene and the frame is wonderful...:-)
  20. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    I found the frame in an estate sale. It is actually two frames. The fit perfectly one inside the other and the opening of the smaller was the exact size of the image. I figured it was meant to be.
  21. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    Endofthelineheirlooms thanks for the love
  22. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    Janes_Addictions thanks for the love.
  23. GlueChip GlueChip, 3 years ago
    ho2cultcha thanks for the love
  24. GlueChip GlueChip, 2 years ago
    brunswick thanks for the love!

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