Émile Zola, the photographer: personal collection goes under the hammer

Thousands of photographs and equipment belonging to writer’s grandson expected to fetch up to £53,000 at auction

Émile Zola is best known as the 19th century French author of celebrated works including Thérèse Raquin, Nana and Germinal.

Now, the leader of the Naturalist literary movement is being recognised as a talented and experimental photographer with the auction of a rarely seen personal collection of pictures.

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