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Bearnes are selling an early photograph album (lot 380) in a three-day sale across 29-31 January 2013 dating to the 1850s which includes a rare image of Roger Fenton taken by Eastham of Manchester. The lot is described as: Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell’s Photographic Album and is a mixed photographic album of the 1850s and 1860s, elephant folio, lacking front board and some leaves. Lots 381 and 382 are also photograph lots.
The relationship between Hallewell and Fenton is noted in lot 379 http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/bearnes-hampto... and a discussion here on the wider content: http://www.bhandl.co.uk/news/2012/12/10/roger-fenton-photographs-co...
Notable images in lot 380 include:
Colonel Hallewell DCMG, Malta, 1863. Portrait in full dress uniform. Titled in pencil below the image. Albumen print, 19.8 x 15.7cm (illustrated page 89).
Sir George Brown and a portion of the Light Division Staff, a nine-man group portrait in civilian attire. (A soldier since 1806, Brown commanded the Light Division throughout the Crimean War). Albumen print, 24 x 29.5cm. (illustrated opposite).
Bolton Abbey, the ruins of the cloister. An untitled large-scale salt print 26.5 x 37.5cm., from a paper negative (illustrated opposite).
Near Bolton Abbey, Yorks. Titled in pencil below the image. Salt print, 18 x 25.5cm.
The Strid, Bolton. Titled in pencil below the image. Salt print, 20.8 x 29cm.
At Bolton Abbey, a woodland scene. Titled in pencil below the image. Salt print, 24 x 19cm.
Gibraltar General view of town. Titled in pencil below the image. 2-plate panorama 20 x 45.5cm., Albumen prints.
At Bolton Abbey, Yorks. Titled in pencil below the image. Salt print, 26 x 36.5cm (illustrated opposite).
Bolton Abbey, Yorks, ruins of the priory. Titled in pencil below the image. Albumen print, 26.5 x 35.5cm. into rounded corners (illustrated opposite).
Road at the back of the Hall, Bolton. Titled in pencil below the image. Albumen print, 29 x 36 cm., into arched corners (illustrated opposite).
The album also contains over 120 other mainly albumen prints, but including a small number of salt prints (including further images of Bolton Abbey and its environs), varying sizes up to 30 x 24cm. Assorted images by amateur and commercial photographers, including Francis Bedford and James Robertson; subject matter being a variety of topographical, portrait and other subjects, (including Robertson: the Crimean war) and various locations in UK, Malta, Gibraltar and the Mediterranean.
In addition, approximately 200 cartes de visite of British and European royalty, family, topographical, army officers various, Crimean war generals, etc., and a rare image of a white- bearded Roger Fenton c.1865. For a variant of this portrait by John Eastham of Manchester see All the Mighty World, The Photographs of Roger Fenton 1852-1860, Yale University Press, 2004, p.30.
£4,000 - £6,000 This lot sold for £9400.
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