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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 Baldus, Hippolyte Bayard, Louis De Clercq, Alphonse Delaunay, John Beasley Greene, Louis-Adolphe Humbert de Molard, Firmin-Eugène Le Dien and Gustave Le Gray, Charles Nègre, Pierre-Émile-Joseph Pécarrère, Henri-Victor Regnault, Louis-Rémy Robert and Félix Teynard – all adopted the new medium of photography in France and contributed towards its technical and artistic advancement.
See the catalogue here: https://www.phillips.com/auctions/auction/UK040218
Image: J B Greene
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