Lot 242
  • 242

Margaret Watkins

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 USD
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Description

  • Margaret Watkins
  • ADVERTISEMENT FOR MYER'S GLOVES
  • Platinum-palladium print
platinum-palladium print, on a hand-ruled paper mount, tipped at the upper left corner to a secondary mount, annotated in pencil on the reverse, framed, the Buhl Collection label on the reverse, 1920s

Provenance

Robert Mann Gallery, New York, 1994

Literature

Naomi Rosenblum, A History of Women Photographers (New York, 2000), p. 159, pl. 151

Mary Warner Marien, Photography: A Critical History (London, 2002), p. 260, fig. 5.32

Condition

This platinum-palladium print is in generally very good to excellent condition. Silvering is visible in the dark areas at the periphery of the image. Visible in raking light in the lower right quadrant are several areas where the photographer has highlighted the print with graphite. The bottom edge of the image is rubbed, and the emulsion is intermittently lifting. The primary mount is separated from the secondary mount at the upper right and lower corners. The corners of the secondary mount are bumped and gently bent, and there is a small white label with the number '45' in ink in the lower left corner. The front and reverse of the hand-ruled paper mount and secondary mount are soiled. The reverse of the mount is annotated in pencil 'Myers Gloves worn by lovely hands indirect appeal so [sic].' Also on the reverse of the mount, the number '202' is in an unidentified hand in ink.
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