11 May 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 65,350
GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000
UNKNOWN FRENCH POLICE PHOTOGRAPHER
Scenes of crime
Album of 169 gelatin silver prints. 1902-08. Varying sizes from 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (8.3 x 6 cm.) to 7¾ x 9 7/8 in. (19.6 x 25.1 cm.) or the reverse. Loosely inserted or lightly pasted in pre-cut mounts, mounted back-to-back, approximately 100 titled, dated or numbered in the negative, several titled or annotated in pencil in the margins, dark red leather.
Album size: 9 5/8 x 12¼ in. (24.3 x 31 cm.)
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Interesting and macabre collection of official police photographs, presumably taken by one photographer working in Paris. Comprising photographs of the scenes of crimes, corpses in situ and at the morgue, details of injuries sustained, and official mug-shots of the known and suspected murderers in custody.
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See: Néagu, l'Invention d'un Regard, for similar photographs.
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