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Auction: Lewis Carroll Alice Liddell image

Sotheby's online auctions is offering a hand-coloured image of Alice Liddell c.1860 in a timed auction which ends on 16 December. The description reads: Hand-colored albumen print depicting Alice Liddell seated beside a potted Fern. Carroll Image No. 613. One of 8 images known, which includes the small vignette cut-out at the end of Carroll’s Alice manuscript. Carroll arranged for the photograph to be colored for presentation to Alice Liddell. It is estimated at $120,000-180,000. 

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