CABINET PORTRAIT GALLERY The Cabinet Gallery. Reproduced from Original Photographs by W. & D. Downey, 5 vol. [First-fifth series], 1890-1894
Lot 381
CABINET PORTRAIT GALLERY
The Cabinet Gallery. Reproduced from Original Photographs by W. & D. Downey, 5 vol. [First-fifth series], Cassell, 1890-1894
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,421) inc. premium

Lot Details
CABINET PORTRAIT GALLERY
The Cabinet Gallery. Reproduced from Original Photographs by W. & D. Downey, 5 vol. [First-fifth series], 180 woodburytype portraits, all on stubs as issued, publisher's decorative cloth gilt, g.e., lightly rubbed, 4to, Cassell, 1890-1894

Footnotes

  • W. & D. Downey were the most fashionable and successful portrait photographers of the late Victorian era, and sitters include: Tsar Nicolas, Oscar Wilde, Sara Bernhardt, Lilly Langtry, Thomas Hardy, T.H. Huxley, Jerome K. Jerome, Henry Irving, Mrs Humphrey Ward, Frederick Leighton, Joseph Joachim, Anton Rubinstein, Hubert Parry, the Crown Prince of Siam, George Bernard Shaw, S. Baring-Gould, Sidney Webb, Admiral Keppel, Bret Harte, George du Maurier, Queen Victoria, J.M. Barrie, Beerbohm Tree, Solomon J. Solomon, and many other Royal, literary, musical, political celebrities of the day.
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