Saturday, February 25, 2012

Henry Scott Tuke Photographs


Well, I have to say I wish I had been paying more attention in October 2010 when this lot came up for sale.  I have only just discovered it now in the archives of auction sales. Six apparently unrecorded photochrome images of Tuke and his models. They sold at the Penzance Auction House for £700, well over the £200-300 estimate: and I'm not surprised. Interestingly, the same auction saw the sale of a rubgy cap from the Cornwall Rugby Club that belonged to Tuke's model Charlie Mitchell. It raised a slightly sad £100.

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