Daguerreotype of Acropolis auctioned in Paris


This photo taken Tuesday in Paris shows details of a daguerreotype of “Athens, Acropolis, west side” (1842), part of a collection of 42 rare daguerreotypes created by amateur artist Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey, with an estimated worth between 700,000 and one million euros.

The 42 daguerreotypes, including work from Girault de Prangey, Andre Kertesz, Martin Munkacsi, as well as a rare print by Mapplethorpe of “Man in Polyester Suit” will all be auctioned by Christie's on Thursday in Paris.