Item one: see lot 38 for a Neo-Attic marble relief fragment previously in the Walston (formerly Waldstein) collection, and for a biographical note.
Item two: the first of a two-part photographic survey of the Acropolis and its sculptural details. Fred Boissonnas (1858-1946) was born in Geneva, the son of a photographer, whose laboratory he inherited in 1888. He first visited Greece in 1903 and in subsequent years travelled extensively photographing both its people and historical sites. His images were used to represent the country's culture at the 1919 Paris Exhibition. His Greek archive has now been acquired by the Greek Cultural Olympiad.