Portraits and Photography Online Auction

October 22, 2009

LOT 161

Lot 161

Manner of Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)

Manner of Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)
Lot 161 Details
Manner of Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), British


Black and white presentation photograph mounted; signed and dated, Philip 1954 to the mount bottom centre. Contained in a black leather frame with gilt stamped royal ciper and coronet crest ornament, stamped H.H. Plante, London verso.
Image 8" x 6" — 20.2 x 15.2 cm.; 9.8" x 7.3" — 25 x 18.5 cm.

Estimate $150-$250

Realised: $162
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Estate Collection of Lucien St. Amand, Ottawa


The son of Prince Andrew of Greece, Prince Philip married The Queen in 1947 when she was Princess Elizabeth. He was bestowed Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding morning, and a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957.
Wilding’s working relationship with the royal family continued until 1958 when she sold her Bond Street Studio. Her New York Studio had closed in 1957.


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LOT 161

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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