Lot 217
J. Spithover 4 photos of statues in Vatican 1860s

Estimate: $100 - $150

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Joseph SPITHOVER (publisher of photographs, active 1850s-1870s).

[Rome, the Vatican: four studies of classical statuary]. Rome: Spithover, [probably 1860s]. 4 lightly albuminized photographs (9 1/8 x 6 1/2in; 232 x 165mm. and smaller), one numbered in the negative ‘316’, laid onto original publisher’s thin card mount (19 1/8 x 12 3/8in; ), ‘Jos. Spithover / Roma”  blindstamp to each mount. Condition: see images. Provenance: Annie C. Clarke (removed from a portfolio, part of a larger collection made by Annie C. Clarke during her tour of Italy, many of the images in the portfolio have her ownership inscription on the verso of the mounts).

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