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Velvet Album with Sarah Bernhardt Portrait

 
Velvet Album with Sarah Bernhardt Portrait by BERNHARDT, Sarah; Napoleon Sarony (1880)

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Author: BERNHARDT, Sarah; Napoleon Sarony
Title: Velvet Album of Fashion Plates
 
Year: 1880
Publisher: Napoleon Sarony; Almsaedt
Place: New York
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
 
Price: £185
 
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25x16cm Green velvet photo album containing one of Napoleon Sarony's 1880 portraits of the actress Sarah Bernhardt. The album is in very good condition, the velvet still fluffy and bearing a central metal shield, missing clasps but containing five elegant cabinet photographic portraits mounted in tall, round topped windows.

1. Sarah Bernhardt (in winsome pose) 'Copyright 1880 by N Sarony', Sarony's printed signature below
2. Debutante-style blonde model in white ball gown with floral decoration, Napoleon Sarony
3. Woman in fur coat, muff and hat, Almstaedt photographer, Tompkinsville, Staten Island
4. Corseted woman (same model) Almstaedt
5. Uncomfortable looking boy in ceremonial uniform, studio shot, Napoleon Sarony

Napoleon Sarony paid $US1500 for the exclusive rights to make and market images of Bernhardt, taking this portrait of Bernhardt at his New York studio around 1880 while the renowned actress conducted a world tour of Europe and America. This album comes from the collection of June Cashman, longterm costume designer for Yorkshire Television.
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