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KILBURN, WILLIAM EDWARD. [Portrait of a seated gentleman, three-quarters length
likely 1853-5. Stereo pair of sixth-plate daguerreotypes with hand tinting, gilt highlights, in arch top mounts, each 3 1/8 inches x 2 1/4 inches (65 x 50 mm), housed in the original folding morocco case with fold-out lenses, the upper lid gilt tooled with the Kilburn credit stamp and the 222 Regent Street address, the interior stamped Kilburn's stereoscope/Reg'd 12th Jany 1853/Brèveté à Paris. Left hand image with oxidation at the left edge, otherwise bright images, seal replaced.
Kilburn was at the 222 Regent Street address (later 234) from about 1847. He was Queen Victoria favorite photographer, having attained attention of Prince Albert in 1848 for his images of a Chartist rally.

Sold for $1,500
Estimate $800-1,200

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