Ten silver prints, printed 1940s. 2 Prints signed in ink on the reverse; 5 prints with the photographer's 'BRASSAÏ/ 81, RUE DU FAUBrg St-JACQUES/ PARIS XIVe/ TÉLÉPH: PORT-ROYAL 23-41' stamp, 1 print additionally titled 16 Les Quais de la Seine in ink presumably by the photographer and stamped 'La publication de cette/ photographie a été autorisé par le Haut-Commissariat à la/ Propagande, le ', 1 print with additional annotations in pencil by an unknown hand, and 1 print with a paper label stamped 'Imago Photo Service Paris/ Agence de Photos de Presse' fixed over the photographer's stamp.
From the photographer to Eugene I. Cernatesco; private collection, Paris
Alain Sayag and Annick Lionel-Marie, Brassaï. No Ordinary Eyes, exh. cat. Hayward Gallery, London, 2001, ill. p. 34 (The Pont-Neuf, c. 1932);
Brassaï. The Secret Paris of the 30's, London, Thames & Hudson, 2001, unpaginated, ill. Conchita with Sailors;
Jean-Claude Gautrand, Brassaï. 1899-1984. Brassaï's Universal Art, Cologne, London e.a. Taschen 2004, p. 85 (Conchita with Sailors, variant), ill. p. 127 (Professor Louis Dimier, Member of the Institute, on the Bank of the Seine).
The lot is accompanied by a typewritten signed letter dated 8 February 1969 by Brassaï to Eugene I. Cernatesco, former ambassador of Rumania in France where they met in the 1940s.
A selection of titles:
The Professor Louis Dimier, 1931/32
The Pont-Neuf, c. 1932
Conchita with Sailors, c. 1933
The Pont-Neuf, c. 1936
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