|Dar De Beber Al Sediento - Giving Drink To The Thirsty - The Photographer A. Cánovas |
A young woman passes a drink over the wall to a man whilst two others look on laughing - a slightly suggestive theme. One of a series of cards issued by the famous photographer Cánovas before 1905. The famous, and hugely successful, photographer Antonio Cánovas de Castillo (1874-1933) was also known professionally as Káulak. Nephew of the politician of the same name who was President six times (1828-1997), he was a society photographer with studios at La Calle Alcalá, 4 in Madrid, but he also produced a great number of postcards, some of which are very theatrical and others have great poetic quality. He founded the magazine “La Fotografía” and collaborated in the production of other publications, including “Blanco y Negro”. Though he died in 1933, the studios remained open until 1989.
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