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Early pyramid photo revealed

June 15, 2009

Images of Egypt dating from the ‘early 1850s’ will go on sale at an auction this week.

The six unsigned 20x24cm salt prints – which include views of the pyramids and the Sphinx – will form part of a Vintage Photography sale at Dominic Winter Book Auctions in Gloucestershire on Wednesday.

Also up for grabs will be a signed photogravure by Peter Henry Emerson.

The Emerson image (below), captured around 1888 and entitled ?In the Barley Harvest?, is expected to sell for up to £500.

For details visit www.dominicwinter.co.uk.

Photos: Courtesy Dominic Winter Book AuctionsDominic Winter pyramidDominic Winter Sphinx