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Auction: Photography 1850-2000, Wednesday 7 April. Call for Entries

Dominic Winter Auctioneers now invites further entries for their spring Photography auction. We are still seeking good individual vintage photographs, both old and modern, and good Victorian and later albums, raw footage documentary films, vintage cameras, cased images, lantern slides, photographically illustrated books, archives, etc.

Shown here is: Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879). Queen Esther fainting before King Ahasuerus, 1865, albumen print, titled in ink by Cameron to original mount, image 13 x 11 inches. Pre-sale estimate £3,000-5,000.

Note the striations still visible in the upper area of this print. These marks are the result of using a damaged negative, as was part of Cameron's working practice. Some versions of this print, including the two miniature ones that have appeared at auction, have had this area of the photograph touched up and the marks removed. See Cox and Ford, 167.

For information and selling advice please contact Chris Albury

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