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Paul Strand
1890-1976
SELECTED IMAGES OF EGYPT
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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201
Paul Strand
1890-1976
SELECTED IMAGES OF EGYPT
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Paul Strand
1890-1976
1890-1976
SELECTED IMAGES OF EGYPT
a group of 5 photographs, comprising The Nile at Aswan; Market Day, Aswan; Water Wheel and Colossi, Gurna, Upper Egypt; Zentet, Kalata, el-Kobra, Delta; and Koddabi, Middle Egypt, each with the photographer's numerical and/or printing notations on the reverse, flush-mounted to paper, the first signed, titled, and dated by the photographer in ink on the reverse, 1959 (Sixty Years of Photographs, pp. 114-15; Greenough, p. 163; Aperture Masters of Photography, p. 75) (5)
Each approximately 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 in. (19.1 by 24.1 cm.) or the reverse
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Provenance

The photographer to Dr. Erhard Frommhold, Verlag der Kunst, Dresden

Acquired by the present owners from the above, 2006

Catalogue Note

The Egyptian studies presented here were all published in Strand's cultural study of mid-20th-century Egypt, Living Egypt, with accompanying text by James Aldridge.  Taken in Egypt in 1959, Strand's photographs depict an ancient society in contest with industrialization, and comprised the fourth of Strand's series of five volumes of foreign lands and peoples.  The book was first published in 1969, in Dresden by Verlag der Kunst and in London by MacGibbon and Kee.

As the photographs offered here come originally from the collection of Dr. Erich Frommhold of Verlag der Kunst; it is possible that these are the very prints reproduced in the publication.

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