2 very beautiful shots by Gabriel Lekegian representing, the first, two Egyptian remouleurs taking the pose with a veiled woman and, the second, a rémouleur of the streets, Egypt.
Drawings laminated front / back on cardboard in very good condition, very good contrasts, deep blacks, very beautiful shades of gray.
Captioned bottom left in the negatives.
Of Armenian origin, Gabriel Lékégian was born in the late 1850s in the Ottoman Empire. His passion is focused on painting, but he clearly qualifies as an artistic photographer, as evidenced by the name "Photog., Artistic G. Lékégian & Co" affixed to the albumen prints.It is invited to international exhibitions where the profession honors him: a gold medal in Paris in 1892, a grand prix in Chicago in 1893 ...
In the "golden triangle of Cairo photography" where he is installed, his career reaches its peak when he becomes the photographer of the royal family.