Lot 13 of 446:
Bertall portrait of Paul de Kock  

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Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Portrait of Paul de Kock

Author:
Bertall, Charles

Place:
Paris

Publisher:
Galerie Contemporaine

Date:
1876-84

Description:

Mounted Woodburytype. Photograph: 24x19.1 cm (9¼x7½"); sheet: 34x24.5 cm (13¼x9½"). Matted.

Charles Paul de Kock (1793-1871) was a French novelist. An iconic photo from the Galerie Contemporaine (1876-84) by Charles Bertall (1820-1882), a high point in photographic publishing. The series contained Woodburytype portraits of leading figures in France by some of the world's leading photographers.

Initially a neo-classical painter and illustrator of Balzac's works, Charles Bertall eventually joined with the renowned photographer Hippolyte Bayard, and opened a photography studio in 1862 specializing in portraits.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Mounting sheet toned, hints of foxing in margins.


 
Item number:
312163
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