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Auction: early Scottish portraits from the 1850s

An important album of forty-nine early Scottish portrait photographs dating from the 1850s is being offered by Sotheby's online until 10 December. The album of twenty salted paper and twenty-nine albumen prints, includes many members of the Royal Scottish Academy: Sir George Harvey (1806-1876), Horatio McCulloch (1806-1867), John Syme (1795-1861), Sir Daniel Macnee (1806-1882), Gourlay Steell (1819-1894), Samuel Bough (1822-1878), Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896), ?James Drummond (1816-1877), and a photograph of John Graham Gilbert's 1854 portrait of Sir John Watson Gordon (1788-1864); together with portraits of the physician Sir Robert Christison (1797-1882), the geographer and cartographer Alexander Keith Johnson (1804-1871), and minister Rev. Dr Patrick Clason (1789-1867), and other unidentified portraits of men, women and children.

The album is estimated at £5000-7000 and was previously offered by Sotheby's in 1986. 

See the full lot description and bid here

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