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This auction includes many photographs from the mid-19th century through to the mid-20th century, covering many parts of the globe. Of great rarity is a group of glass plate negatives of China by Thomas Child, which are the only known negatives by Child to survive and were made in Beijing in the 1870s and 1880s (lot 201). We are also delighted to offer photographs from the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 29, 2018 at 3:23 — No Comments
Bonhams' auction of fine books and photographs includes, amongst other photography lots, a pair of albums 'Presented to the Rev. Robert Vaughan Pryce... by his father George Pryce, F.S.A. on his Birthday, December 15, 1866", containing
Also ncluded is a picture of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, flanked by his assistants Nicolas Tredwell and William Jacomb taken…Continue
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We are delighted to be in touch with an update about the exciting activity that has been taking place at the V&A these past months.
Phase One of the V&A Photography Centre is now open. To mark this occasion, HRH The…Continue
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Saturday 3rd November, afternoon
Workshop: An Insider’s Guide to Photography and the Art Market…Continue
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Early French Masterworks from the Hyman Collection showcase rare, important works from the 1840s to 1850s by the first practitioners of negative-positive photography in France. This exceptional selection of 12 lots comprises 11 salt prints, of which three are accompanied by their unique paper negatives, and one albumen print. The 13 featured pioneer-photographers – Édouard…Continue
Oscar Gustaf Rejlander (1813-1875) was a Victorian artist whose innovations in both the production and conceptual aspects of photography have secured him a place within the history of the medium. Surprisingly there has never been a major examination of his career ….until now.
The Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada presents the first-ever…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments
There will be a London Stereoscopic Company 3D talk at the Courtauld Institute on 31 October. Titled The Poor Man's Courtauld Gallery it will examine how artists and stereo photographers explored the same themes with the advantages and limitations of their respective medium.
Admission is free but needs to be booked.…Continue
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Lauren Ashley-Irvine, Conservator of Photographs and Paper, at the Victoria and Albert Museum has published a blog describing how one of the fascicles from Talbot's Pencil of Nature (1844) was conserved and prepared for exhibition in the museum's new photography galleries. The publication is part of the Royal Photographic Society Collection…Continue
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, held in London from May to Ocbober of 1851, was the genesis of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Published to accompany the opening of the V&A Photography Centre, this book makes extensive use of the V&A collections and archival material related to the 1851 Great Exhibition.
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 16, 2018 at 7:27 — No Comments
Boots Archive are delighted to announce the second phase release of the online catalogue of the Walgreens Boots Alliance archive collections. This digital resource, which launched in 2017 has been supported by the Wellcome Trust, through their Research Resources programme. The archive includes phootgraphy and material relating to Boots' involvement with amateur…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2018 at 16:49 — No Comments
In this lecture Deborah Ireland explores how the Royal Geographic Society's first instructor in photography, John Thompson, applied images to the science of geography, to guide and influence a new generation of travellers. Thomson had a career as a photographer in China and elsewhere in Asia and took the photographs for Street Life in…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2018 at 16:40 — No Comments
The first day open to the public was a busy one for the V&A Museum's new Photography Centre as the pictures here show. Phase one of the Photography Centre more than doubles the space dedicated to photography at the V&A, spanning four new galleries. It opens with the major display Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital, beginning in the newly…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 12, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments
Make exquisite rich brown images using this 19th century print technique. Lead by photographic artist Catriona Gray who specialises in alternative processes, this short, three-hour workshop, will show you all you need to make gorgeous and…Continue
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An image of Alice and the Fairies taken in 1917 by Elsie Wright, and one of the hoax photographs known as the Cottingley Fairies sold for £15,000 (plus 20% buyer's premium) at Dominic Winter auctions on 4 October.
First in the series of five Cottingley Fairies photographs, a hoax that deceived a number of eminent figures, most notably Sir…Continue
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Yesterday saw the dispersal of the Alfred Swaine Taylor family collection and archive at Lacy Scott & Knight auction house in Bury St Edmunds. BPH reported on the auction back in June and an earlier disposal which highlighted the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on October 6, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments