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Title

Zuidkust Trenggalek (Southcoast Trenggalek), Java

1920s

Artist

Thilly Weissenborn

Indonesia

1883 – 1964

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Java Indonesia
    Date
    1920s
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    silver gelatin photograph
    Dimensions
    17.2 x 22.8 cm image; 19.4 x 24.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Gael Newton 2021
    Location
    Upper Asian gallery
    Accession number
    323.2021
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Thilly Weissenborn

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  • About

    Thilly Weissenborn was born in Java to European parents. Although photography was only invented in the mid 19th century, studios were quick to pop up around the globe and enticed many to travel in search of a career. Thilly’s older sister Else studied photography in Paris and established a studio in The Hague where
    Thilly learnt her trade. Returning to Java, Thilly Weissenborn worked at the O Kurkdjian & Co studio before establishing Lux Studios around 1920. She is renowned for her idyllic images of Balinese women and landscapes.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Java

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Correspondence, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 Sep 2022–2024

  • Provenance

    Photo Vintage France, 2013, France

    Gael Newton, 2013-2021, Australian Capital Territory/Australia, purchased from Photo Vinatge France. Donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2021.