5 October 1999
DAVID OCTAVIUS HILL AND ROBERT ADAMSON
Hill, David Octavius and Robert Adamson
Salted paper print. Circa 1845. Printed monogram RA, notation R433 in pencil on the mount; credit and notation 84.045 in pencil on the reverse of the mount.
7.7/8 x 5in. (20 x 14cm.)
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See: Ford and Strong, An Early Victorian Album: The Hill/Adamson Collection, p. 268.
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class