With a total of €2.7 million, the photography auction, staged at the same time as Paris Photo, achieved its highest sale result for the last three years. It illustrated a constant interest in early photography. The last portrait of Charles Baudelaire by Etienne Carjat in 1865 made ten times its low estimate, at €112,500 (lot 114, estimate: €10,000-15,000). This various owners sale also proposed some remarkable prints by Gustave Le Gray, which featured in albums compiled by a Swedish general between 1857 and 1859. The three albums totalled €208,750 (lots 101 to 103).
Sotheby’s is delighted to announce its upcoming Photographs auction in Paris, which will take place on Friday November 10, 2017, coinciding with Paris Photo fair.
The auction highlights includes historical works from the 19th century such as an exceptional early daguerreotype view of Notre Dame in Paris, and photographs by Gustave Le Gray. We are also offering a large selection of Contemporary Photographs with spectacular works by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Florian Maier Aichen, Walead Beshty and Thomas Struth.