Lot #A162

Photographic Collection of J.H. Lartigue

A handsomely produced book, in the form of an album of photographs taken by famous photographer and painter J.H. Lartigue: Boyhood Photos of J.-H. Lartigue: The Family Album of a Gilded Age. Born in 1894, Lartigue began photographing scenes from Belle Époque French life when he was just six years old, and captured fascinating scenes not only of people but also of early automobiles, auto races, and pioneer aviation. Many of his most iconic photographs came from his childhood. This album includes a gilt-decoration maroon cloth cover with a photo vignette and gold detailing on the spine. Photographs are tipped on to every page. The book measures 11½” x 9½” and has 162 photographs on 128 pages that document Lartigue’s life through his own lens. Ami Guichard Publishers, Switzerland.

Price Realized: $28