Lot 723: Victorian Celebrities. A group of four carte-de-visite size albumen print portrait photographs, early 1860s, including Chang Wu Gow 'The Chinese Giant' (1841-1893), Deerfoot (Lewis Bennett, 1828-1897) and two portraits of the first trapeze artist Jules Leotard (c. 1839-1870), all full-length poses, four contemporary card mounts with neat single word pencil caption to each, 9.5 x 6cm and slightly smaller, plus a contemporary album containing 40 pasted in carte-de-visite albumen print portraits with military and theatrical interest, plus some larger portraits, country house views and mostly small-format views in South Africa and the Alps, etc., some leaves detached, hinges broken, contemporary morocco, rubbed, 4to (5)
Dominic Winter's Antiques & Fine Art Auction October 2015
Thursday, 15th October 2015
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