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Auction: Sothebys, Cameron and others (UPDATED)

Sotheby's have produced a special catalogue for The Val Prinsep album compiled by Julia Margaret Cameron. A PDF copy can be had by clicking here. The auction takes place on 10 December 2013. 

UPDATE: The Prinsep album sold for £242,000 (including buyer's premium) against an estimate of £250,000-£250,000). 

The sale also includes the earliest recorded surviving glass negative of one of the Liddell sisters by Lewis Carroll: and a fine platinum print of W.B. Yeats by Alice Boughton, signed by both the photographer and sitter.

UPDATE: Both lots were unsold. 

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Comment by Ian Wallace on November 27, 2013 at 0:28

Thank you for linking the PDF Michael, it provides a good chance to see what I suspect may well disappear from public view.

Are the 'swirl' marks on some of the images really on the pictures ? or are they just a result of the catalog reproduction?  If they are really on the pictures I wonder about the cause... storage, or as a result of an original printing problem?  Its almost if they were wiped at some point. 

A wonderful collection of portraits.

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