An 1850s daguerreotype fetched ?216,750 (around £185,000) at an auction in Paris, France.

The image (pictured) by Baron Jean-Baptiste Louis Gros was part of a collection belonging to antiquarian bookseller André Jammes and his wife, Marie-Therese, who began collecting photographs in 1955.

The ?full-plate? daguerreotype depicts Jean-Baptiste?s own studio and is thought to have been created in the first half of the 1850s.

In the background stand other daguerreotype photos that Jean-Baptiste captured on his travels, including a shot of London?s Trafalgar Square.

Did the auction survive the credit crunch? See next week’s Amateur Photographer magazine for details.

Picture: Copyright Sotheby?s/Art Digital Studio

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