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Photographs including Photobooks

Photographs including Photobooks

Auction: 18 Nov – 22 Nov 2012

Fri 23 Nov 14:00

Bloomsbury Auctions

16/17 Pall Mall
SW1Y 5LU London

+44 (0)207-495 9494 ext. 222


Mon-Fri 9.30-17.30

Photographs including Photobooks
Auguste Salzmann (1824-1872) Jerusalem, 1854 Blanquart-Evrard process print, titled, and inscribed in the margin, 23.2 x 32.3cm (9 1/8 x 12 3/4in)

Photographs including Photobooks
Bloomsbury Auctions, London, 23rd November 2pm

For more information or to place bids please contact:
Sarah Wheeler, Photographs Specialist - 0207 495 9494 ext. 222

Bloomsbury Auctions, 24 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1PP

Sunday 18th November 11am - 4pm,
Monday 19th November - Wednesday 21st November 9.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday 22nd November 9.30am - 8pm
Day of sale from 9.30am

To view the catalogue online please go to: http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/PDF/35995.pdf

Bloomsbury Auctions is delighted to announce its November 23rd Photographs and Photobooks sale. The auction encompasses a range of photographs dating from the 19th century to the present day.
Highlights from the early part of the sale include two albumen prints by Julia Margaret Cameron taken at the suggestion of Alfred, Lord Tennyson to illustrate his book Idylls of the King and five platinum print landscapes by Peter Henry Emerson, known to many as the father of art photography.

The sale incorporates a strong selection of 20th century photography including the French masters: Robert Doisneau's La Dame Indignée (£2,000 - 3,000), Willy Ronis' famous Le Nu Provençal, (£2,500 - 3,500), a stunning portrait of surrealists Leonor Fini and André Pieyre de Mandiargues by Henri Cartier-Bresson (£4,000 - 6,000) and an early print of Edouard Boubat's portrait of his first wife and muse Lella (£10,000 - 15,000).

One of the star lots in the sale must be the collection of 50 collotype prints from Eadweard Muybridge's celebrated portfolio Animal Locomotion (£15,000 - 20,000).

Photographs including Photobooks
Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Pieyre de Mandiargues and Léonor Fini, Trieste, Italy, 1933, Gelatin silver print, printed 1970s, signed in the margin, (£4000 - 6000)

Other classic vintage photographs from the last century include a vintage solarised portrait by Man Ray of a mysterious 'Jane' (£1,800 - 2,200) and Erwin Blumenfeld's famous shot of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn for the issue of Paris Vogue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower (£8,000 - 12,000).
British photography is well represented in the catalogue with works by Cecil Beaton, Chris Killip, Raymond Moore, Bill Brandt, Tony Ray Jones, John Blakemore, John Davies, David Bailey, Terry O'Neill and Simon Norfolk.
Old and new iconic fashion images make an appearance with prints by David Ross from Kate Moss' first professional photo shoot (£800 -1,200) alongside photographic legends such as Horst P Horst's Mainbocher Corset (£2000 - 3000) and Jeanloup Sieff's Corset, New York (£8,000 - 12,000).

Also included in the sale are many celebrity portraits including photgraphs of Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern, Elliott Erwitt and Leif Eric Nygards, as well as Terry O'Neill images of Jerry Hall, Brigitte Bardot and Sean Connery, Fay Dunaway and Jean Shrimpton. Other well-known images include the five unused frames from the Ian Macmillan's iconic Beatles Abbey Road cover (£5,000 -7,000), and Steve McCurry's National Georgaphic famous cover Afghan Girl (£3,000 - 4,000).

The auction ends with a varied selection of photobooks including Helmut Newton's iconic and oversized book Sumo, three of Ed Ruscha's early books and a collection of rare Japanese photobooks which includes a signed copy of Daido Moriyama's Bye Bye Photography.
Other photographers featured in the auction include William Eggleston, Sebastiao Salgado, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Margaret Bourke-White, Richard Avedon, Mario Giacomelli, Lee Miller, Lisette Model and Irving Penn.

Photographs including Photobooks
Edouard Boubat, Lella, Bretagne, ca.1947, Gelatin silver print, printed ca.1955, photographer's stamp verso, £10,000- 15,000
Photographs including Photobooks
Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, 1872-1885, A collection of 50 collotypes, £15,000 - 20,000
Photographs including Photobooks
Jeanloup Sieff, Corset, New York, 1962, Gelatin silver print, signed and dated in the margin, £8,000 - 12,000
Photographs including Photobooks
Charles Nègre (1820-1880)
Notre Dame, ca.1853
Salt print
32.4 x 23cm
Photographs including Photobooks
Edouard Baldus (1813-1889)
Le Louvre Grand Pavillion de L'Horloge, 1854
Albumen print on original mount,
27.5 x 19.5cm
Photographs including Photobooks
Peter Henry Emerson (1856-1936)
The Village of Horning, Plate V,
from Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, 1886
Platinum print on contemporary mount, accompanied by interleaving sheet,
22.4 x 16.5cm
Photographs including Photobooks
Jean-Philippe Charbonnier (1921-2004)
La Piscine, Arles, France, 1957
Gelatin silver print, printed 2003
23.9 x 35.4cm