Keene, Minna. 1861-1943. [Young Woman; Two Young Girls]. Two small glass plate negatives of Cape Town portraits, the first  a young woman (her daughter Violet) looking at grapes under a bower; the second, two young girls posing by a tree (Violet and her younger sister), each image 160 x 120mm. [Cape Town c. 1905-10; but possibly Toronto c.1920s].

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Lot 199
Keene, Minna. 1861-1943.
Two small glass plate negatives of Cape Town portraits:

US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£ 900 - 1,300

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13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

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Keene, Minna. 1861-1943.
Two small glass plate negatives of Cape Town portraits: Young Woman (her daughter Violet) looking at grapes under a bower; and Two Young Girls posing by a tree (Violet and her younger sister), each image 160 x 120mm, [Cape Town c. 1905-10; but possibly Toronto c.1920s], some deterioration of the image of the young girls at the lower margin.

A fine pair of small glass plate negatives. The image of Violet, at home, under the vine, has elements of the famous "Pomegranates", with Violet wearing the same dress. The delightful image of the younger Violet with her sister standing in the garden, is also a classic Keene portrait of this Cape Town period.
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