Apr 17, 2014 - Sale 2345

Sale 2345 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 22,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
A selection of 63 spectacular cyanotypes documenting the construction of a vast trestle bridge in the southern French countryside near Carmaux, and comprising views of the day-by-day building of the foundations, trestles and spans, through the various seasons. Cyanotypes, approximately 8 3/4x11 1/4 inches (22.2x28.6 cm.), and the reverse, nearly all with dates, some by hand, in pencil or in ink, but more frequently in the negative, some also captioned in the negative, Société de Construction des Batignelles, and 2 with a caption, in pencil, in French, on verso; most with a strip of paper mounted to the top of the print verso. 1899-1902

Additional Details

with--Two additional prints of the bridge construction in winter, taken from afar, including one silver print and one cyanotype of the same image, each measuring 6 1/2x8 1/2 inches (16.5x21.6 cm.), and each comprised of two prints joined on verso; the cyanotype with the date, in pencil, on verso. 1902.