Lot 258: CHINA. A GROUP OF 25 PHOTOGRAPHS, TOGETHER WITH 2 OF JAPAN (27)
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 27 ALBUMEN PRINTS (average 194 x 240mm., or the reverse), including 10 signed in the negative by Thomas Child (some with dates ranging from 1875-87), and 2 hand-coloured of Japanese subjects, mounted on card, all but 4 images mounted recto only, some fading
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Provenance: Kwan Lau (b.1944); his sale: 'The Lau Collection of 19th Century Chinese and Japanese Photographs', Christie's London, 19 October 1994, lot 37 (part lot)