Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Robert E. Lee: Mathew Brady Carte-de-Visite [CDV]. Bold half-length seated portrait of Lee, taken by Brady in 1866 when Lee visited Washington to attend Senate hearings. This is one of at least six exposures made by Brady that day. This particular one was made from the original negative which is now in the Library of Congress as evidenced by the identical identifying marks scratched into the emulsion in the upper left corner of the negative plate. This photograph, when examined alongside the negative in the Library of Congress, is shown to have been made from a 2-lens camera as do others from this sitting. Back mark of "The Brady National Gallery. Hoyt. 627 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C." Gabriel P. B. Hoyt is listed as working at the Brady Studio in the 1877 city directory. Excellent.
    From the collection of Dr. Donald Hopkins.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 289

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 15 Rare Books Signature Auction Featuring the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part III - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search