Lot 628: Darwin (Charles, 1809-1882)

DominicWinter

2015-10-06 14:52:44

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Lot 628: Darwin (Charles, 1809-1882). Portrait by [Herbert Rose] Barraud (1845-1896), [1881], albumen print cabinet card photograph, half-length, in three-quarter profile facing right, 140 x 96mm (5.5 x 3.75ins), printed signature of Charles Darwin and blind stamp of William Luks [1840-1911, photographic and fine art publisher and print dealer] to lower mount, Barraud's printed name and address details to lower mount and verso. This is one of five known poses by Barraud from 1881, believed to be the last (official) photographs taken of the great man before his death in 1882. Provenance for lot 627 and 628: Arthur George Davis (1892-1957), palaeontologist, naturalist, book collector, by descent through the family. (1) Dominic Winter's Antiques & Fine Art Auction October 2015 Thursday, 15th October 2015 Estimate: £300-500
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