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BEKEN, Frank

Fairey III D – 1925

Published: Cowes: Beken, [1925]

Stock code: 80956

Price: £350

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This item is on show at 100 Fulham Road (map)

From the Beken archive, printed digitally in Sepia-brown. Frank Beken was born in Canterbury, England in 1880. His father Alfred was a chemist and photographer. In 1888 the family moved to the Isle of Wight. The company “Beken & Son Ltd.” was born and Frank was soon seen afloat in a dinghy, photographing the fine vessels that sailed the local waters. He quickly designed his own camera, which was more suited to take photographs at sea: it was made to withstand sea-water and was held in both hands, the shutter being fired by biting a rubber ball gripped tightly between the teeth. The beauty and splendour of sail has been captured by the lenses of the Beken family since those early days.

Image size: 400 x 500mm Framed size: 580 x 668mm Hand printed in sepia-brown tone from the original glass plate negative. Fine condition. Presented in a Black frame

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