Apr 17, 2014 - Sale 2345

Sale 2345 - Lot 34

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
Period album containing 38 playful images, comprising 4 cartes-de-visite, one tintype and 34 c-d-v-size drawings, pen-and-ink illustrations or prints enhanced with ink, featuring a cast of humorous characters, including 9-year old Humphrey, Humphrey's stern Italian nurse, 6-year old Meta, Humphrey's brother, Cousin Rubicon, Aunt Cuspidora, Miss Take, Miss Mezzanine, and others; the photographs have hand-drawn elements that shift gender, alter hairstyles and essentially play with representational elements of the photographic portrait. The tintype depicts a handsome young man with a twinkle in his eye, lightly rouged cheeks and unusually long hair (which was added, with ink). Small 4to, hand-tooled gilt-pictorial morocco, worn; brass clasp. 1860s

Additional Details

From the Collection of Thomas Harris.