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Sale 2499 Lot 2
LEWIS CARROLL (1832-1898)
Xie Kitchen. Oval albumen print, the image measuring 4 1/2x6 inches (11.4x15.2 cm.), on a contemporary mount. Circa 1872
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000
From the Collection of Henry Halliday, the English illustrator; to Sotheby's London, 1983; to a Private Collector.
Alexandra "Xie" Kitchen (1864-1925), the daughter of Rev. George Kitchin, Carroll's colleague at Christ Church, Oxford, was one of Carroll's favorite models. He photographed his "child friend" consistently from the ages of 4 through 16, in in both formal and informal compositions.