Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 26

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
RARE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTFOLIO (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) ANNAN, THOMAS, Photographer. Bond and Free. Five Sketches Illustrative of Slavery, By J. Noel Paton, R. S. A. Large folio, original cloth-backed printed glazed paper wrappers, containing five loose albumen Photographs, 7x8 1/2 inches, mounted on heavy stock 13x17 inches, the mounts heavily foxed; with printed captions beneath each image. Glasgow: McClure and MacDonald, 1863

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rare photographic anti-slavery portfolio. oclc locating only three copies world-wide. Issued by the Art Union of Glasgow "for its Members." A series of photographs of abolitionist artwork by J. Noel Paton, (1821-1901) British painter. Known for his use of allegory, this series of five works combines straightforward images of the cruelties of the slave trade with classic religious symbolism. Paton''s works are in the British National Gallery.