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Lot 31: DAVID WILKIE WYNFIELD SELF PORTRAIT, READING A BOOK Albumen

Est: £60 GBP - £100 GBP
Bonhams 3November 09, 1995London, United Kingdom

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print, 21 x 16 cm. mounted on acid free board, framed and glazed. David Wilkie Wynfield b. 1837, was both an artist and photographer. Great nephew of Sir David Wilkie R.A., he considered himself primarily a painter and approached photography from a painter's viewpoint. At a time when most photographers were taking small, formal portraits Wynfield's large, slightly out of focus heads were unusual. Julia Margaret Cameron was impressed when she saw his work exhibited at the Royal Photographic Society and turned to him for tuition when she aquired her own camera in 1864. As her fame grew she did not forget his help and in 1866 she wrote "to his beautiful photography I own all my attempts and indeed consequently all my success". LITERATURE Tara Heinemann "David Wilkie Wynfield" Antique Collector, June 1979.

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