• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 231

    HENRI BÉCHARD

    CIRCA 1860-1870

    Price Realised  

    HENRI BÉCHARD
    CIRCA 1860-1870
    One hundred and seventy-five photographs of Egypt, and thirteen photographs of Nubia
    a series of albumen prints, each approximately 10½ x 14½ in. (26.5 x 37 cm.), titled, numbered and signed in the negatives, mounted on paper (188)


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    Henri Béchard opened a studio in Cairo around 1869 and received a gold medal for photography at the Universal Exposition, 1878. The present lot contains a comprehensive series of views including historic monuments and buildings, and the people and environs of Cairo.

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