The Print Room offers to collectors, museums, and all who are passionate about Lee Miller’s photography, the opportunity to acquire Fine Archival and Platinum Palladium Prints, directly from the Lee Miller Archives.
The Print Room holds a collection of Fine Archival Gelatin Silver prints, in edition and non-edition, hand-printed in the darkroom at Farleys House, Lee’s Sussex home, by Carole Callow; Estate Fine Printer for the Lee Miller Archives for over 36 years, until her retirement in 2017. After which, the darkroom was closed and printing ceased. The remaining prints are highly collectible and offer an endlessly intriguing glimpse, through Lee Miller’s eye, of the world, events, and people of the Twentieth Century.
Much research was made into the techniques and darkroom equipment that Lee Miller would have used. Made predominantly from Lee Miller’s original negatives, each image has been printed on high-quality fibre-based paper, selenium toned for enhanced permanence, retouched, and hand-finished. Although the Gelatin Silver darkroom at Farleys House has closed, collectors selections of Lee Miller Platinum Palladium prints are also available in editions of up to 30, printed for the Lee Miller Archives by 31 Studio/The Platinum Print room, the foremost specialist printers for Platinum and Platinum Palladium in the UK. All of our fine archival prints are authenticated, certified, and blind stamped. Prices start at £2,910.00 for non-editioned Fine Archival Gelatin Silver Prints and £4,000.00 for editioned Platinum Palladium Prints.
Fine Archival Prints of the work of Roland Penrose and the private work of David E. Scherman are also available.
Collector’s box set
Edition no. 3 of 10
A set of images from Lee Miller’s most prolific Surrealist period curated by Carole Callow, estate printer and curator for the Lee Miller Archives. Made to celebrate Lee Miller’s birth centenary in 2007. The handmade archival solander box set is of 6 fine archival gelatin silver prints hand printed from the original negative by Carole Callow, estate printer for the Lee Miller Archives.
Each box contains a hand-printed curator’s essay and the following images:
Number 3 of 10 is the only complete set remaining. POA
The prints all have the Lee Miller Archives special centenary authentication stamp on the reverse that is signed by Antony Penrose and come with an Authentication certificate.
Box set, edition of 10
An editioned, retrospective boxed set of 6 images: curated by Mark Haworth-Booth and hand-printed by Carole Callow, Estate Fine Printer for the Lee Miller Archives, in 2007, to mark the centenary of Lee Miller’s birth and our ‘Art of Lee Miller’ exhibition at the V&A.Each box contains a hand-printed curator’s essay and the following images:
The edition is of 10, plus 2 hors d’edition.
The next available is 5/10.
£19,800 (incl. vat) plus shipping and import taxes if applicable.
Portraiture is the only form of photography that Lee Miller continued to practice until the end of her life. Many of the portraits were intended for Vogue magazine and others were shot in anticipation of press use to promote exhibitions often curated by Roland Penrose at the ICA, London. Some were simply an expression of the friendship that existed among this group of people.
Non-editioned Gelatin Silver Prints. Hand printed by estate printer Carole Callow.
Lee Miller’s photography of British fashion for Vogue during World War 2 was prolific yet few are aware of the full extent of this body of her work.
‘she [Lee Miller] has borne the whole weight of our studio production through the most difficult period in Brogue’s [British Vogue’s] history’.View collection
Hand Printed in association with the Lee Miller Archives by 31 Studio/The Platinum Print room; foremost specialist printers for Platinum and Platinum Palladium in the UK.View collection
Not always; historically when non-editioned prints were made for special orders, or for specific exhibitions, an extra print or maybe several prints might have been made. These prints are not numbered as in editions.
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