Apr 20, 2017 - Sale 2443

Sale 2443 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,500
Adiantum Capillis-Veneris, Madeira, from the Hatton Fern Album. Cyanotype, the image measuring approximately 12 1/2x7 1/2 inches (31.8x19.1 cm.), with the title, in ink, on recto; framed with the original specimen mounted with tiny stitches to a cream-colored sheet measuring at least 12 3/4x9 3/4 inches (31.8x24.8 cm.). Circa 1850

Additional Details

From the Collection of Robert A. Taub.

This elegant and finely-wrought cyanotype of a fern was originally part of the Hatton Fern Album, made by an unknown Victorian practitioner. The album belonged to John Hatton (1882-1972), and appears to be further traced to a well-connected Buxton, England dealer named Francis Wooliscroft, who may have sold the album to Hatton before 1923.