A Robert E. Lee Signed Matthew Brady Photograph will sell in Centurion's May 2015 Militaria Auction. This original Matthew Brady & Co photo directly signed R E Lee (Robert E. Lee) below the photo in the lower right in iron gall ink. The photo was taken April 16th 1865 at Lee's home in Richmond. This is one of the most well-known and widely recognized Brady photos.
Lee is pictured with his son George Washington Custis Lee, and aide Walter Taylor. The photograph is set in a Period frame measuring 14x16". The Lee photo image size is 7.5x9".
Provenance: Originally the property of Campbell Tarr of Brooke County, Delegate, Treasurer, and Captain of the Wellsburg Guards. This photo hung on the wall of the Tarr farmhouse in Wellsburg West Virginia. Consigned by the family.
Estimate: $3000-6000 | Realized $9680 at Auction
Even though Mathew B. Brady was established as a prominent photographer before the start of the U.S. Civil War, his photography career is probably recognized and identified as being the most famous photographer of the U.S. Civil War. Many of the most well-known images of the war were taken by Brady.
The auction is public and open to all interested. More information on the Robert E. Lee Signed Matthew Brady Photograph can be found at the May 29th, 2015 Auction Details Page.
Along with the Lee photo, the auction offers 500 lots of wartime militaria. The auction concentrates primarily on Civil War, WWI, and WWII.
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