Auction Records Set at Swann Galleries’ Photographs Sale


Animal Locomotion, Author’s Edition, with 21 plates, 1872-1885, printed 1887, sells for $57,600.

NEW YORK, NY.- Auction records for 19th and 20th century photographs were achieved on March 23 at Swann Galleries’ two-part auction of The Stephen L. White Photograph Collection; and Fine Photographs.

The White Collection, which was exhibited at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum in 2001, consisted of just over 100 remarkable works depicting aspects of the American Dream. Record-setters from the collection included a half-plate daguerreotype of American statesman Henry Clay attributed to Montgomery P. Simons, circa 1848, which sold for $24,000; a signed and inscribed copy of Eadweard Muybridge’s seminal stop-motion work, Animal Locomotion, Author’s Edition, with 21 plates, 1872-1885, printed 1887, $57,600; James Wallace Black’s portrait of Kit Carson, the last known image of the frontiersman before his death, albumen print, 1868, $48,000; and one of Lewis W. Hine’s poignant images of a child laborer, Spinner, Cotton Mill, Augusta, Georgia, silver contact print, 1909, $26,400.

Other notable early works in the White Collection were two other works by Muybridge, his Mills Seminary, Seminary Park, Alameda Co., Cal., mammoth albumen print, 1873, $13,200, and a 1973 printing of a 13-part panorama of San Francisco, photographed in 1878, and offering a visual record of the city before the 1906 earthquake, $7,995;

from artdaily.org
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=37467

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