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Lot 69

AMENDMENT - POSSIBLE self-portrait Dorothy Wilding (1893-1956)  Signed photograph (possible...

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Lot 69

AMENDMENT - POSSIBLE self-portrait
Dorothy Wilding (1893-1956) 
Signed photograph (possible...

Price Realised: £118

Estimate: £200 - £300

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 69


AMENDMENT - POSSIBLE self-portrait

Dorothy Wilding (1893-1956) 

Signed photograph (possible self-portrait) on tissue and card mount, in silver frame by A and J Zimmerman Ltd, circa 1922 
Silver frame, wood back 
Signed lower left in pencil to the mount, Silver hallmarked Birmingham 1922, reverse of photograph bears paper label for 'DOROTHY WILDING CAMERA PORTRAITS / TWENTY-TWO OLD BOND STREET . LONDON . W1 / TELEPHONE 2618 REGENT', verso titled in pencil 'Pose D', inscribed in pen 'With all my love' 
Photograph: 23cm x 15.5cm, Frame: 33cm x 28cm 

Similar portraits held at the National Portrait Gallery. 
Dorothy Wilding began her photographic career as an apprentice to Bond Street photographer Marian Neilson. Wilding was the first woman to be appointed as the Official Royal Photographer for the 1937 Coronation and opened a second studio in New York in the same year.  She took the iconic portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth II featured on UK stamps.  Other of her famous sitters include Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, Noël Coward, Vivien Leigh, Joyce Grenfell and Barbara Cartland. 

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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