We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.
(212) 254-4710 ext. 0
Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM
Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to email@example.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.
Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.Sale 2503 | Lot 119
Price Realized: $6,000 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
Click Image To Enlarge
Sale 2503 Lot 119
(ART.) Marshall, Augustus; photographer. Carte-de-visite portrait of the sculptor Edmonia Lewis. Albumen photograph, 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches, on original mount with photographer's backmark; mount cropped on bottom edge, otherwise minimal wear. Boston, circa 1864-71
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500
A portrait of Mary Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907), taken during her 7-year stay in Boston, where her sculptures were popular in abolitionist circles. She spent most of her later career in Rome. She was essentially the only African-American woman to make any headway into white mainstream artistic circles in the 19th century.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $6,000