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Lot 185: NANKING (11 PHOTOGRAPHS)
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 11 ALBUMEN PRINTS (average 215 x 270mm.), mounted on card, recto only, each captioned in Chinese in the negative, 7 dated (1888 or 1889), captioned in Chinese and English and signed in the negative by Pow Kee, mounts slightly bowed, light scattered spotting mostly to mounts
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Literature: Bennett, T. History of Photography in China: Chinese Photographers 1844-1879 (Quaritch, 2013, pp.272 and 380)