Dasht-i Lar Region, Mount Damavand in Background: Shah's Escort Regiment [graphic]
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Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2012.02
Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1880s-1930
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 gelatin silver print
b&w
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
- On recto of the print, faded handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "909."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Glass negative numbered FSA A.4 2.12.GN.52.11; available in Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs
Author

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2012.02

General
General
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Citation
Myron Bement Smith Collection: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Katherine Dennis Smith, 1973-1985
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

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Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/archives/