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Auction: Photography: The First 150 Years
was auctioned on: 9 March 2018
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Photography: The First 150 Years

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Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,077 - US$2,769
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 46, Views: 80

Large-format album of albumen prints by Pascal S�bah, the Bonfils studio, Antonio Beato and others, depicting Egypt, the Holy Land, Istanbul, and parts of Europe, c. 1880 100 albumen prints mounted rectos and versos within gilt frames to thick card gilt-edged leaves, 23 of the images full-size (265 x 350 mm), of which 7 depict Middle Eastern subjects and 16 European (including 1 not from life), the remaining 77 measuring approximately 260 mm x 200 (or reverse), some slightly larger or smaller, all with calligraphic captions in English to mounts, 6 photographs signed 'P. S�bah' in the negative, with catalogue numbers and captions, 2 further photographs unsigned but with S�bah's identifiable caption in the negative, and 1 captioned on the mount 'Camels in S�bah's yard', 6 photographs signed 'Bonfils' in the negative, with catalogue numbers and captions, and 3 unsigned but also with his catalogue number in the negative, and 12 photographs with Beato's signature in the negative, foxing and soiling to mounts, faint spotting visible in a handful of images, bound in a contemporary black half morocco album, gilt monogram to front board, oblong folio S�bah's photographs include Cairo street scenes, a view of the Great Pyramid of Giza dn the Sphinx, Istanbul views and a portrait ('Dame turque voil�e'); Beato's depict the antiquities at Karnak, Luxor and Philaa; Bonfils's comprise city views of Beirut and Damascus, and street scenes and architectural subjects in Jerusalem. The first 64 photographs are Middle Eastern and the remaining 36 comprise architectural subjects and objets d'art in Italy, Germany and Prague. (1)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: Photography: The First 150 Years
Date of the auction: 9 Mar 2018
Address: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
GL75UQ Gloucestershire
United Kingdom
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