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Those present at the first Jammes auction at Sotheby’s London 27 October 1999 will never forget the experience. It was a turning point not only for the 19th century photography market but the photography market as a whole. Gustave Le Gray’s Grand Vague – Sète sold for £507 500, a new world record for a photograph at auction. The Le Gray and the other top lots were bought over the phone by paddle LO80, a mystery buyer 🔍 later revealed to be Sheikh Saoud Al Thani (1966-2014). Qatar Museums celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of one of Qatar’s greatest collectors who was largely responsible for laying the foundation for Qatar Museum’s world class collections. The exhibition will showcase more than 300 outstanding art works from prehistoric fossils and Egyptian antiquities to Orientalist paintings and masterpieces of the history of photography in a spectacular display, following the concept of ancient (Renaissance) “cabinet of curiosities”, reflecting Sheikh Saoud’s fascination with both natural history and the art world. From our spring exhibition preview - now an exhibition to look forward to when the museums begin to reopen: A Falcon's Eye, Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani from @qatar_museums. 📸 Richard Avedon. Sheikh Saud with two bongo antelopes. Saint Louis Zoological Park, 2000. 80 x 100 cm Gelatin silver print. Collection of Sheikh Saud bin Muhammad Foundation, Qatar #richardavedon #richardavedonphotography #sheikhsaudalthani #sheikhsaoudalthani #photocollection #photocollector #collectphotography #gustavelegray #classicphotography #qatarmuseums #cabinetofcuriosities #jammes #photoauction #qatarmuseums #museumofislamicart #atthezoo #antelopes #comingsoon #afalconseye #qatarart #qatar #photohistory #exhibitionpreview #zoophotography #zoo #gelatinsilverprint #portraitphotography #zoostudio