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F. Kuss 
Still life with statuette, fruit and various objects 
Albumen print 
34 x 28 cm (52 x 42 cm) 
Bassenge Photography Auctions 
Auction 110, 19th - 21st Century Photography, 6 December 2017, Lot: 4081 
Born in Vienna, Ferdinand Küss was a successful painter known for his artfully composed still lifes. He later turned to photography and founded his first studio in Vienna in 1859. The still life offered here shows a strong painterly composition and most likely served as a model for a painting.
Lit.: Otto Hochreiter/Timm Starl (eds.) Geschichte der Fotografie in Österreich, Band II. Bad Ischl 1983, see p. 145. 

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