Lot 716: Rome. An album of small-format lightly albumenised salt prints, circa early 1850s, 41 salt print views, each approximately 7 x 7.75cm or very slightly larger, mounted to album leaf rectos with neat ink captions in French lower right, some slight spotting and soiling and marginal insect damage to last few leaves not affecting photographs or captions, contemporary morocco-backed cloth, rubbed and soiled with a little loss at head of spine, 13.5 x 17.5cm. Possibly attributable to Alfred Nicolas Normand (1822-1909) who certainly was photographing similar views in Rome, circa 1850-51. Besides typical views of buildings, monuments and ruins, several prominently feature trees and vegetation, including the Fountain of the Villa Medici, Villa Borghesi, Massif du Pincio, Villa Mondragone and Villa Pamphili. (1)
Dominic Winter's Antiques & Fine Art Auction October 2015
Thursday, 15th October 2015
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