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1956 Duke and Duchess of Windsor: a presentation photograph by Philippe Halsman, the silver gelatine

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Near Reading, Berkshire
1956 Duke and Duchess of Windsor: a presentation photograph by Philippe Halsman, the silver gelatine image depicting the couple three-quarter length standing, hand signed in blue biro by both sitters and contained in a good quality frame by Saintyves of Paris, the burgundy leather frame embossed in gilt with crowned monogram, 228 x 176mm overall, frame slightly distressed, together with a two embossed card handwritten in biro note from the Duchess dated May 7th (1957 added in a different hand) commenting on the enclosed ‘small photograph’ and their preference for avoiding photography at their ‘certain or uncertain age’ also referring to this as being ‘their last attempt in New York in October’ (2) Illustrated (commemorative commemorate) *Philippe Halsman’s creative ability behind the lense is well documented. His series of ‘jumpolgy’ photographs capturing the sitter in mid air were not only stylish, amusing but also ground breaking in their approach. He captured the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in this way and almost certainly at the same sitting as this photograph where the couple, variously depicted in mid air, are dressed identically (save for the removal of the Duchess’ oversized buttonhole in all but one photograph) which all share the same backdrop.
1956 Duke and Duchess of Windsor: a presentation photograph by Philippe Halsman, the silver gelatine image depicting the couple three-quarter length standing, hand signed in blue biro by both sitters and contained in a good quality frame by Saintyves of Paris, the burgundy leather frame embossed in gilt with crowned monogram, 228 x 176mm overall, frame slightly distressed, together with a two embossed card handwritten in biro note from the Duchess dated May 7th (1957 added in a different hand) commenting on the enclosed ‘small photograph’ and their preference for avoiding photography at their ‘certain or uncertain age’ also referring to this as being ‘their last attempt in New York in October’ (2) Illustrated (commemorative commemorate) *Philippe Halsman’s creative ability behind the lense is well documented. His series of ‘jumpolgy’ photographs capturing the sitter in mid air were not only stylish, amusing but also ground breaking in their approach. He captured the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in this way and almost certainly at the same sitting as this photograph where the couple, variously depicted in mid air, are dressed identically (save for the removal of the Duchess’ oversized buttonhole in all but one photograph) which all share the same backdrop.

Commemoratives, Ceramics, Staffordshire Pot Lids and Prattware

Sale Date(s)
Venue Address
The Courtyard Hotel Holiday Inn
Padworth
Near Reading
Berkshire
RG7 5HT
United Kingdom

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Commemoratives, Ceramics Staffordshire Pot Lids and Prattware

 Saturday 17th November 2018 at 12 noon at

The Courtyard Hotel, (Holiday Inn Reading West), Padworth

Near Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5HT

(South side of the A4 exactly four miles west of junction 12 of the M4/A4)

 Telephone: 0118 971 4411 (sale day only)

 Viewing:  on Saturday 17th November from 9.00am until 11.45am.  Otherwise by appointment.

  Auctioneer:  Andrew Hilton trading as Historical & Collectable

 commemorative@aol.com             Telephone 020 7223 3032

Buyers Premium: 20.00% (to include the VAT on the premium) of the hammer price

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Those not attending the auction may settle their accounts by cash (maximum equivalent of 10,000 Euros), Sterling Cheque, bank transfer (£7 surcharge on amounts sent from outside the UK). Debit and credit cards are not accepted from clients who are not paying in person (Card-holder not present transactions).

Collection and Shipping: Lots may be paid for and collected during the auction. The Auctioneer may pack and send small consignments and whilst every effort will be made to ensure items are properly packed and, where possible, insurance cover arranged by the service provider, no responsibility can be accepted by the Auctioneer or his agents for any loss or damage howsoever arising. Safe transit of purchases by hand, post, courier or shipper is at the sole risk of the Purchaser. Items may also be collected, by prior arrangement, from a venue in Chelsea, London.

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