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Auction: Talbot photographs sell for $1.6 million (UPDATED)

William Henry Fox Talbot’s gift of his photography and photo-illustrated books to his sister Horatia Gaisford has sold at Sotheby's New York for $1.6 million ($1.96m with charges). The lot was described here and has been estimated at $300,000-500,000. Efforts by  British institutions to secure this important group of early photography with such wonderful provenance came to nought.  Sotheby's have yet not released any information about the buyer.

Read more about the lot content here: https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/50-masterworks-to-cele...

UPDATE: Antiques and the Arts Online has reported than Hans P Kraus was the buyer of the lot. 

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