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Early photographic self-portrait unveiled after 170 years

28 May 2013

The latest cameras and photographic equipment auction at Special Auction Services of Greenham, near Newbury included two daguerreotypes by direct descent through the family of Antoine François Jean Claudet (1798-1867), the property of his great-great-great-granddaughter.


Angus McBean’s archive for sale

12 March 2013

Hundreds of gelatin silver studio prints by the society and theatre photographer Angus McBean (1904-90) will be sold by Lacy Scott & Knight of Bury St Edmunds in a stand-alone sale on April 12.


Cuban photographer’s favourite picture

04 March 2013

This image of a young girl cradling a piece of wood for a doll by Cuban photographer Alerberto Korda is believed to have been his favourite claims his daughter, Norka Korda who has consigned a group of fifty-five photographs by her father to Dominic Winter’s sale on March 7 in South Cerney, near Cirencester.


Owl photograph that failed to amuse the prince

22 February 2013

This album, included in Sworders’ February 26 sale at Stansted Mountfitchet, contains correspondence relating to an incident over the shooting of an owl during a Royal visit to the Wynyard Park estate in 1896.

Funding boost could help Bodleian secure the Fox Talbot Archive

14 January 2013

The Bodleian Library has been given a £1.2m boost in its bid to raise £2.2m by the end of February to buy an important slice of photographic history.


Fenton photographs in Exeter?

11 January 2013

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s three-day fine art sale on January 29-31 in Exeter includes several photographs possibly taken by the founder of the Photographic Society, Roger Fenton (1819-69).


Film pioneer’s vintage photographs

12 July 2012

This original vintage photograph of Anita Ekberg, best known for her role as Sylvia in the 1960s film ‘La Dolce Vita’, is one of a number taken by celebrated cinematographer and director Jack Cardiff that will go on sale in Newbury at Special Auction Services on July 19.


Rare photographic record of Great Exhibition makes £180,000 at auction

20 June 2011

WHEN a grand, photographically illustrated record of the Great Exhibition of 1851 was planned by the Royal Commissioners and Executive Committee, they nonetheless kept a tight grip on the exhibition purse strings.


Gloucestershire sale shows Fenton in Orientalist mode

28 June 2010

A GROUP of five photographs by pioneering British photographer Roger Fenton (1819-1869) sold for £100,500, some five times above their combined estimate, at Dominic Winter of South Cerney, Gloucestershire on June 17.


£30,000 candid Cameron

12 May 2008

Photo from 1866 rescued from the attic sells in Nottingham...


Photo could be over 200 years old

14 April 2008

An image that may rewrite the history of photography has been withdrawn from a Sotheby’s New York sale pending further research.


Moving photos of Cleopatra’s Needle sold at auction

06 March 2008

Historic archive from engineer who moved Egyptian obelisk surfaces in Exeter


Photo-London: new owners, new venue, new content

19 March 2007

Photo-london, the four-year-old specialist photograph fair that takes place annually in May, has a new owner, a new venue and a new slant.


Life, but not as we know it

12 May 2005

A SNATCHED moment frozen in time thanks to the lucky presence of a camera... or was it?


Peter Pan archive sold for charity

18 January 2005

Formed by screenwriter and director Andrew Birkin during research for a trilogy of plays, The Lost Boys (first broadcast in 1978) and for his biography of J.M. Barrie, a 19-lot collection that tells the story of his friendship with the Llewelyn-Davies boys and the emergence of one of the best known characters in all of children’s literature, Peter Pan, attracted a great deal of media publicity before being put up for sale at Sotheby’s on December 16.


Nadar – before the photos

11 January 2005

Nadar (1820-1910), real name Félix Tournachon, is best known as one of the leading specialists in early photographic portraits.

Photography fans take a more positive view

04 January 2005

Wotton Auction Rooms Wotton-under-Edge October 19-20 Buyer’s premium: 15 per cent THIS wide-ranging, 1600-lot Gloucestershire sale was helped by a large number of probate estates which furnished proceedings with the type of reasonably estimated material sought after by dealers and collectors alike.


Palace views secured by English Heritage

16 September 2004

ENGLISH Heritage successfully bid £11,500 for a portfolio of 47 photographs of the exterior and interior of the Crystal Palace in a Dominic Winter sale of August 25.

Sotheby’s to stage Beaton tribute

17 November 2003

IN February 2004 Sotheby’s New Bond Street will mark the centenary of Cecil Beaton’s birth with an exhibition of his most celebrated photographs. Beaton at Large, which runs from February 10 to 20, will complement the National Portrait Gallery’s major retrospective, Cecil Beaton: Portraits, which runs from February 5 to May 3.

Sassoon archive will be sold in Cornwall

29 October 2003

OVER 50 autograph letters and postcards addressed by Siegfried Sassoon to Professor Vivian de Sola Pinto are to be sold by Mill House Auctions of Helston on November 4, together with signed and inscribed copies of Sassoon’s books from de Sola Pinto’s library.

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