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Richard Fattorini's Blog – July 2017 Archive (3)

Auction: Victorian 'Spirit Photographs' album / 11 July 2017

Victorian 'Spirit Photographs'. Album of 29 photographs by Frederick Hudson and others. The majority of the photographs are evidently the work of a single photographer and are highly reminiscent of known photographs by F.M. Parkes. They are typical of "spirit photographs" produced in the late 1860s and early 1870s by manipulating collodion wet plates: "the photographs render…

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Auction: Darwin by Julia Margaret Cameron / 11 July 2017

The Garrett Herman collection is an unusually comprehensive group of works centred on Charles Darwin, his influences, and those who he influenced in turn. 

At the outset of his collecting life, Mr Herman concentrated on books included in Printing and the Mind of Man and Bern Dibner’s Heralds of Science, including Adam Smith (see lots…

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Auction: David Wilke Wynfield collection of portraits of artists and other friends / 11 July 2017

David Wilke Wynfield (1837-1887).  A COLLECTION OF 19 PHOTOGRAPH PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS AND OTHER FRIENDS, COMPRISING:
Sir John Everett Millais, Frederick R. Pickersgill, Richard Ansdell, P.H. Calderon, Sir Frederic Leighton, Henry Stacey Marks,…
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