Felice Beato photographs sell for 147% increase on estimate

paulfrasercollectibles

2015-06-26 13:37:42

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Felice Beato photographs sell for 147% increase on estimate

A set of Felice Beato photographs was the top seller at an auction at Lawrences

A collection of 68 albumen photographs by Felice Beato (1832-1909) sold for 173,000 ($286,470) at a Lawrences Auctioneers sale in Somerset, UK on January 31.

The lot was valued at 70,000, a figure it exceed by 147.1%, and included a number of images of China and Japan - including views of palaces in the major cities along with street scenes.

Felice Beato Japan ChinaThe collection of photographs was taken by Felice Beato and includes a selection from China and Japan

It was bought by a bidder based in China.

British-Italian Beato was one of the first Western photographers to make the journey to the Far East, and his photographs from China are some of the earliest on record.

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