Lot 688: Mountaineering. A group of 44 vintage photographs of Himalayan, Alpine views, etc., by Sir George Bishop, circa 1960s-1970s, including 26 colour photographs and 18 gelatin silver prints, mostly 30 x 38cm and similar, 12 on contemporary mounts and 23 mounted, framed and glazed, together with 40 assorted smaller photographs by and relating to Bishop including some further mountaineering interest, plus a small case and bag containing Bishop's maps, guides and trekking holiday correspondence. Sir George Sidney Bishop (1913-1999), civil servant and businessman. An avid climber from the age of 8, he began climbing in the Alps with his wife Una in the 1960s. Moving further afield he went on eighteen Himalayan expeditions, mainly to Nepal. He became President of the Royal Geographical Society from 1983 to 1987. A good and keen photographer who took some 12,000 photographs in the Himalayas, most of the larger photographs here being exhibition prints, a few with annotation to verso or mounts. (an archive)
Dominic Winter's Antiques & Fine Art Auction October 2015
Thursday, 15th October 2015
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