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Bloomsbury photo auction Nov. 23 takes in wide spectrum
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Wednesday, 14 November 2012 17:40|
LONDON – Bloomsbury Auctions will conduct its Photographs and Photobooks sale Nov. 23 beginning at 2 p.m. GMT, 6 a.m. Pacific. The auction encompasses a range of photographs dating from the 19th century to the present day. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
Highlights from the early part of the sale include two albumen prints by Julia Margaret Cameron taken at the suggestion of Alfred, Lord Tennyson to illustrate his book Idylls of the King and five platinum print landscapes by Peter Henry Emerson, known to many as the father of art photography.
The sale incorporates a strong selection of 20th century photography including the French masters: Robert Doisneau's La Dame Indignée (£2,000-£3,000), Willy Ronis' famous Le Nu Provençal, (£2,500-£3,500), a stunning portrait of surrealists Leonor Fini and André Pieyre de Mandiargues by Henri Cartier-Bresson (£4,000-£6,000) and an early print of Edouard Boubat's portrait of his first wife and muse Lella (£10,000-£15,000).
One of the star lots in the sale must be the collection of 50 collotype prints from Eadweard Muybridge's celebrated portfolio Animal Locomotion (£15,000-£20,000).
Other classic vintage photographs from the last century include a vintage solarized portrait by Man Ray of a mysterious Jane (£1,800-£2,200) and Erwin Blumenfeld's famous shot of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn for the issue of Paris Vogue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower (£8,000-£12,000).
British photography is well represented with works by Cecil Beaton, Chris Killip, Raymond Moore, Bill Brandt, Tony Ray Jones, John Blakemore, John Davies, David Bailey, Terry O'Neill and Simon Norfolk.
(1 British pound=$1.58 US)
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 09:19|