PHOTOGRAPHY - EMINENT VICTORIANS Collection of 17 photographs, reproducing in total 599 photographic portraits, 1889 (17)
Lot 473
PHOTOGRAPHY - EMINENT VICTORIANS
Collection of 17 photographs, reproducing in total 599 photographic portraits, 1889 (17)
£200 - 400
US$ 320 - 640

Lot Details
PHOTOGRAPHY - EMINENT VICTORIANS
Collection of 17 photographs, reproducing in total 599 photographic portraits, albumen prints, mounted, each portrait captioned below in image, mounts with printed borders and captions, light foxing, library inkstamps on verso with occasional show-through, images 255 x 375mm. overall, 1889 (17)

Footnotes

  • An unusual group of portraits that finds Oscar Wilde in close proximity to Lord Tennyson. Probably assembled from cabinet cards, the portraits were rephotographed in the following groups: Aristocracy of England (2 sheets, male and female); Music & Singing (2, as before); Stage & Drama (2, the same); Art & Science; Literature; English Bench; English Bar; Medicine & Surgery (4); Preachers in Church & Senate); Church of England; Royal Family. Accompanied by a printed card reading "For Private Circulation only... This Work... cannot be obtained from the ordinary bookseller, and no individual Portraits contained therein can, under any circumstances, be supplied by the Publishers."
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