12703473478?profile=RESIZE_400xNorway's Preus Museum has reported that it purchased the Richard Neuhauss self-portrait from auction in June. It sold for €7.560. The plate joins twelve other colour plates by Neuhauss, making a total of 20 Lippmann interference plates held by the museum. Neuhauss experimented with the so-called Lippmann process from 1895, and over time he produced over 2,500 Lippmann photographs, mainly of inanimate objects. It is the fact that this is a self-portrait that make it special. 

Dr Hanin Hannouch notes 'with photograph conservator Jens Gold, a couple of years ago I co-curated an exhibition at Preus Museum about Lippmann photography, mostly using the museum's own magnificent collection of interferential plates by Neuhauss and Hans Lehmann. On this basis, I can safely say that I am relieved Preus Museum acquired the plates at the auction because, in my experience, this institution genuinely stands for accessibility of collections, openness to research, and enthusiasm for all things photography. So congratulations to Preus Museum!!!'

Details of the auction are here: https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1246-1/501-dr-richard-neuhauss.html
and the report from the museum: https://preusmuseum.no/neuhauss-selvportrett-i-farge

With thanks to Dr Hanin Hannouch. 

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