ARTISTS

Georg Koppmann


Georg Koppmann (1842-1909)

In addition owning a photography business in Hamburg, Georg Koppmann made a name for himself through his work as a photographer in his own right, and especially for the photographs he made of architecture and cityscapes throughout Germany. On behalf of the Hamburgische Baudeputation (Hamburg Building Deputation), he photographically documented the streets and buildings that would have to be cleared for the construction of Speicherstadt from 1883. This work was published in the portfolios “Hamburg 1883 ‘Ansichten aus dem niederzulegenden Stadttheil'”, with 35 albumen prints, and “Hamburg 1884 ‘Ansichten aus dem niederzulegenden Stadttheil'”, consisting of 36 albumen prints.

Georg Koppmann (1842-1909), Hamburg. Kleines Fleth, vom Sandthorquai aus gesehe, 1883, © Daniel Blau, Munich
Georg Koppmann (1842-1909), Hamburg. Kleines Fleth, vom Sandthorquai aus gesehen, 1883, vintage albumen print on original mount, 27,4 x 38,4 cm, © Daniel Blau, Munich