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Posted on May 1, 2014 at 22:03
46 photographs, which form part of the 19th century China Magazine, depicting life in the Far East during the 1860s, have sold for more than six times their estimated value when they recently went under the hammer at Dominic WInters.
Dropped off by a couple from Cumbria who happened to be…Continue
Posted on April 27, 2014 at 21:43
Residents of the streets of East London are captured with startling clarity by the enigmatic C A Mathew. The purpose of the photographs remains unknown, but on the morning of Saturday 20th April, 1912, our photographer walked the short distance from Liverpool Street Station into the heart of Spitalfields, taking his camera with him.
In contrast to the more formal,…Continue
Posted on March 2, 2014 at 23:34 — 1 Comment
In the 19th century the East represented the realm of exoticism, fantasy and mystery. Literature and painting in particular used the lands beyond Europe as canvases for fertile explorations of the unknown and unlimited boundaries for imagination. By the latter half of the century, however, several pioneer photographers travelled to the Middle East and North Africa,…Continue
Posted on February 4, 2014 at 23:36