NEW HAMPSHIRE - WHITE MOUNTAINS [BIERSTADT (ALBERT and EDWARD)] A group of 30 topographical views from the White Mountain Series, Boston, Forbes, [c.1884] (30)
Lot 396
NEW HAMPSHIRE - WHITE MOUNTAINS [BIERSTADT (ALBERT and EDWARD)] A group of 30 topographical views from the White Mountain Series, Boston, Forbes, [c.1884] (30)
£400 - 600
US$ 660 - 990
Lot Details
NEW HAMPSHIRE - WHITE MOUNTAINS
[BIERSTADT (ALBERT and EDWARD)] A group of 30 topographical views from the White Mountain Series, albertypes, printed captions in the margins, 170 x 225mm., Boston, Forbes, [c.1884] (30)

Footnotes

  • Including: Summit House, Mount Washington; Double Head Mountain, Upper Bartlett; Diana's Bath, Near North Conway; Frankenstein Trestle, White Mountain Notch; "Jacob's Ladder," Mount Washington; Tip-Top House and Observatory, Mount Washington (illustrated); Bemis' Station, White Mountain Notch; Crawford House and Head waters of Saco River; A White Mountain Home on the Glen Ellis River; Echo Lake, and Profile House.

    Edward and Albert Bierstadt travelled to the White Mountains of New Hampshire between 1852 and 1869 on at least six occasions to take photographs and sketch the area. Albert (1830-1902), a painter and photographer, was pioneering in his practical use of photography which he used to inspire and improve his paintings. Whilst honing his painting skills in Europe, Albert secured an innovative process for the Bierstadt Brothers' business which was developed by, and named after, the Bavarian court photographer, Josef Albert. The Albertype, whilst easy to mistake for a mass produced print, was the first workable collotype process and is reputed to produce prints "with fine half-tones" as featured in the present group. Bernard E. Jones' Cassell's Cyclopaedia of Photography (The Literature of Photography), 1973.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  2. Books (UK)
    General Enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879
  3. Shipping (UK)
    Logistics - Shipping
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 8302
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7629 9673