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Children in the Forest
Albumen print from glass negative
13.4 x 9.6 cm
CEROS - Jean-Mathieu Martini / Serge Plantureux
Binoche et Giquello, épreuves choisies, 18 november 2010, lot no: 91
Annotated in French verso : "enfants de paysans dans une forêt".
"Scottish photographer, active in Russia, Carrick studied architecture and painting at the Academy of Arts in St
Petersburg from 1844 to 1853. In the spring of 1856 he decided to take up photography for financial reasons, and
he became the assistant to a portrait photographer named Hoch. In 1857 he travelled to Edinburgh, where he studied photography briefly with James Good Tunny and met the photographer John McGregor. The two opened a portrait studio in St Petersburg in September 1859, making albumen prints using wet collodion plates. Their photographs received approval from the imperial household, and Carrick developed a relationship with the court painter Zichy, with whom he embarked on a project of photographing the works of all artists".