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Thursday, 5 November 2020

Carte-de-visite albumen photographs of Sir John Everett Millais & William Holman Hunt, c1875

 


Original 19th century visiting cards (carte-de-visite) of two of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood:

Sir John Everett Millais (1829–1896) and William Holman Hunt (1827–1910).

Both cards feature an albumen photograph of the particular artist (recto) and were produced c1875 by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company (110 Regent Street and 54 Cheapside, London), who were (as lettered on the cards verso) the sole photographers to the International Exhibition of 1862 and under the patronage of Her Majesty and the Prince of Wales. The size of both cards is almost the same: 10.1/10.2 x 6.3 cm and both are in near faultless condition for their considerable age.

Regarding the process employed in making these cards, I understand that the French photographer, André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889) patented the photographic process of making carte-de visite-cards with a mounted photographic image in 1854 (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9-Adolphe-Eug%C3%A8ne_Disd%C3%A9ri).

I am selling this rare pair of photographic carte-de-visite cards of two of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, for AU$352 in total for the pair (currently US$253.90/EUR214.97/GBP194.39 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this pair of original lifetime photographs of these important artists in a visiting card format, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.









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