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Horatio Ross
ALBUM OF FAMILY PORTRAITS, HUNTING SCENES, AND EDINBURGH
Estimate
15,00025,000
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36
Horatio Ross
ALBUM OF FAMILY PORTRAITS, HUNTING SCENES, AND EDINBURGH
Estimate
15,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Horatio Ross
1801-1886
ALBUM OF FAMILY PORTRAITS, HUNTING SCENES, AND EDINBURGH
an album comprising 64 leaves with mounted albumen prints, including many views of the Ross Family, numerous Hunting and Sporting Studies, paintings by Sir Edwin Landseer, and charming Rustic and Scenic Views of Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands, most captioned in ink on the mount, circa 1850s. Small folio, 1/4 black morocco, botanical patterned buckram with gilt-stamped title
Various sizes to 7 by 9 in. (17.8 by 22.9 cm.)
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Catalogue Note

Horatio Ross had five sons, each of whom appears in the present album: Horatio, Hercules, Colin, Edward, and Robert.  It is likely that the youngest, Robert, compiled this album.  Another family album is in the Gilman Paper Company Collection now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The photographs are laid into an album with ‘Lithographs by Horatio Ross’ in gilt lettering on the cover.  While the contents are decidedly not lithographs, Ross was in fact a proponent of the process, and notes recorded in the Journal of the Photographic Society of Scotland and of the Manchester Photographic Society describe in depth Ross's presentation on the subject in 1856.

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