Christie's /Jul 30, 2002
€1,016.78 - €1,525.17
Artworks in Arcadja2
Some works of Allen E.L. & Rowell FrankExtracted between 2 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Christie's -Jul 30, 2002 - New YorkLot number: 70
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
E.L. Allen (American, 19th Century) and Frank Rowell (American, 1832-1900) Racing in calm seas stamped Allen & Rowell,/carbon photo.' (lower right) and stamped 'NL Stebbins/photo Boston' (on the mat lower center) gelatin silver print 17¾ x 22 in. (45.1 x 55.9cm.) Lot Notes Frank Rowell (1832-1900), sometimes seen in Boston partnerships, Miller & Rowell as well as Allen (E.L.) & Rowell, was a successful photographer and inventor. This print is a rarely seen "carbon photo", a process he first introduced in 1867, by which paper was treated so that the printed photograph, in Rowells words, "will hereafter be as permanent as the engravings which adorn the walls of our dwellings." Whereas the process was not a great financial success, this image attests to its long term effectiveness.