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Photographs (1840 - 2020)

  Lot 55

Oscar Gustav Rejlander Att. (1813-1875)

Oscar Gustav Rejlander Att. (1813-1875)

CALVARY - A PORTRAIT OF MARY REJLANDER (NÉE BULL), c.1855, posed with a block of wood symbolizing Christ's Crucifix, albumen paper print, image size, 299 x 206mm, mounted onto contemporary card, with manuscript title lower margin, and short poem in the same hand recto;

Here I would for ever stay
Weep & gaze my soul away
Thou art Heaven on Earth to me
Lovely Mournful Calvary

Published by Bullock Brothers in Leamington Spa during the first half of the 1850s, signed lower left.

At the time of cataloguing, the department has been unable to locate this image in any museum collection worldwide.

Sold for £3,750

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