Apr 14, 2022 - Sale 2601

Sale 2601 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,500
ISAAC H. BONSALL (1833-1909)
Federal Supply Depot on Tennessee River, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Albumen print from a wet plate negative, the image measuring 10 3/8x12 7/8 inches (26.4x32.7 cm.), the mount 16x20 inches (40.6x50.8 cm.), with Bonsall's credit and title in pencil on verso. Circa 1864

Additional Details

From the Artist to Lawrence Gray, a descendant of Bonsall; Estate of Lawrence Gray to an Indian artifacts dealer; Andrew Smith Gallery

Bonsall, an ambrotypist and photographer active in Kansas and Ohio, served in the United States Army beginning in 1862. He apprenticed under Mathew Brady, photographing maps in Cincinnati, but later traveling with the army to Tennessee and Georgia. Making portraits and Civil War-related landscapes, Bonsall made images during the Army's six-month siege of Chattanooga, photographing the area surrounding the nearby battle sites, including Lookout Mountain.