London, South Kensington
16 November 2004
English, Scottish and continental views, mid-1850s and later
Album of over 450 photographs, majority albumen prints.
Varying sizes from 1¼ x 2in. (3 x 5cm.) to 11½ x 16¼in. (29.3 x 41.2cm.) or reverse. Some credited/initialled in negatives, majority captioned and several dated in ink on mounts. Blue half leather, g.e. With 5 loose portraits.
Album size: 15 x 22in. (38 x 55cm.)
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Several large-format prints with initials 'C.S.B.' in negatives. Includes Gateshead fire of 1854, Devilswater, city and architectural views, Welsh and Lake country scenes, Swiss landscapes, portraits and art reproductions.
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