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Two of four photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron – £8000 at Duke’s.

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The quartet of albumen prints, once forming pages from a photograph album, have a provenance to Caroline Byng Lucas (1886-1967) and her older sister Frances Byng Stamper (1882-1968).

Together the two established the Millers Gallery in Lewes, holding early exhibitions by Matisse, Cézanne and Pissarro, and the Millers Press, champion of colour lithographic prints in the post-war era.

The four photographs include one titled Connor of the Royal Artillery, Winner of the prizes at the Royal Artillery Games, Freshwater (for Gunner Patrick Connors), another inscribed Mary Hillier and two children plus two portraits of Julia Jackson. Jackson was Cameron’s niece and the mother of Bloomsbury Group doyennes Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.

The sale took place on June 25.