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Quaritch will be exhibiting a number of important examples British photography in Room C6 at PhotoLondon which runs from 19-22 May 2016 at London's Somerset House. This year Quaritch's exhibition will highlight the richness of the contribution of early Scottish photographers through the work of D. O. Hill & Robert Adamson, Thomas and James Craig Annan and James Anderson. Its selection by Hill & Adamson focuses on one of their favourite sitters – the art historian, Elisabeth Rigby, later Lady Eastlake, who published one of the first essays on the relationship between art and photography.

Quaritch is also showing a unique early daguerreotype view of London, photographs by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), Julia Margaret Cameron, and George Davison among others.  British photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries include Bill Brandt, Roger Mayne, Tony Ray-Jones, Martin Parr and Mike Seaborne.

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Top: THOMAS ANNAN (1829–87), Close, No. 65 High Street, Glasgow, 1868–1871, printed circa 1876-77. Carbon print, 10⅞ x 8¾ (27.5 x 22 cm.), numbered ‘13’ with printed title on the mount. 

Left:  C. L. DODGSON i.e. LEWIS CARROLL (1832–1898). Alice and Ivo Bligh, Lambeth Palace, 7th July 1864. Albumen print from a wet collodion negative, trimmed to oval approximately 7⅞ x 6 inches (20 x 15.1 cm.), mounted on card, titled ‘Alice and Ivo Bligh’ on mount with border and bow in ink, annotated ‘6th earl of Darnley’s children’ in pencil. 

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