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Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) Photograph Signed, Boston, 6 March 1868.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1025
Sold for:
$13,530$11,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) Photograph Signed, Boston, 6 March 1868. A very large example of a print from the Jeremiah Gurney and Son daguerreotype taken in New York in 1867 specifically to be marketed during Dickens's U.S. tour of the same period, trimmed into an oval, mounted on mat board, dated and signed by Dickens in blue ink on the mat mount, beneath the photograph, the photo 18 x 15, the mount 20 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.
Estimate $8,000-10,000

Some damage to the photographic paper in the blank upper margin, with loss, but not affecting the image surface; darkening to top of the photograph (also blank), the mount with evidence of former frame or mount around the outer margins, not affecting the signature, chip to upper corners with some loss.


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Keywords

United States, Charles Dickens, Daguerreotype, Dickens, Gurney, Jeremiah Gurney, Mat, Photograph, Picture framing

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