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Charles Darwin Signed Photograph

Original 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Darwin by Elliott & Fry, circa 1874, signed below the image in black ink, “Ch. Darwin.” Printed text on the reverse [now concealed by the frame] reads: “Elliot & Fry, 55, Baker Street, Portman Square. W.” Beautifully archivally triple-cloth-matted and framed with an engraved plaque to an overall size of 12 x 17.5.

In 1874, Darwin published the second—and finally complete—edition of his second book on evolutionary theory, The Descent of Man. This exceptionally rare pose features Darwin with his arms crossed—cartes-de-visite typically seen from this sitting with Elliott & Fry are a slightly different pose where his arms are not visible. This is a perfect example of one of a handful of known signed Darwin cartes-de-visite.

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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in Charles Darwin

 

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RR Auction Charles Darwin Carte-de-Visite Portrait Signed

RR Auction Charles DarwinOriginal 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Darwin by Elliott & Fry, circa 1874, signed below the image in black ink, “Ch. Darwin.” Printed text on the reverse reads: “Elliot & Fry, 55, Baker Street, Portman Square. W.” In fine condition, with subtle silvering to darker areas of the image, a couple trivial corner tip dings, and some light mounting remnants to the reverse, which most likely could be removed by a professional. In 1874, Darwin published the second—and finally complete—edition of his second book on evolutionary theory, The Descent of Man. This exceptionally rare pose features Darwin with his arms crossed—cartes-de-visite typically seen from this sitting with Elliott & Fry are a slightly different pose where his arms are not visible. In practically pristine condition, this is a perfect example of one of a handful of known signed Darwin cartes-de-visite. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Charles Darwin

 

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