Lot 99 of 446:
Stephen Geoffray street scene, paper negative  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
[St. Fortunatus' Monastery in Charlieu France] - paper negative

Author:
Geoffray, Stephen

Place:
Charlieu

Publisher:
Stephen Geoffray

Date:
1854

Description:

Paper negative of St. Fortunatus' Monastery in Charlieu France. 20.3x14.7 cm (8x5¾")  

Fascinated by the work of Gustave Le Gray, who in 1850 published his method of using dry waxed paper as a photographic negative, Stephen Geoffray began to study and experiment with wax, and especially with one of its components, ceroleine, which has the property of making the paper translucent. This is one of his first test photos.  On March 24, 1854, he sent an article on his new method to the journal Cosmos. Gustave Le Gray recognized the value of the method in La Lumiere (article of June 24, 1854).  


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Chipping to left edge, some cracks and scratches; about very good.


 
Item number:
312959
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.

 

Terms and conditions

CONTRACTS

All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.

BUYER'S PREMIUM

A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.

ONLINE BIDDING

The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.