Lot 39
  • 39

Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921-2012)

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  • Yasuhiro Ishimoto
  • Untitled (Young Girl with Candy Cigarettes)
  • gelatin silver print
  • image: 8 1/4 by 8 in. (21 by 20.3 cm.)
Ferrotyped gelatin silver print, signed in pencil on the reverse, unframed, 1948, printed later 


'Taken By Design,' cat. no. 65


This ferrotyped gelatin silver print with a rich tonality is in overall excellent condition. As is typical of the ferrotyping process, a slight unevenness of the generally glossy surface and minor pitting are visible in raking light. Upon very close examination, the following are visible: faint handling creases and 2 deposits of original retouching, to the right of the subject's shoulder in the door's glass and at the center left in the stone wall. 'PF123307,' '6-16,' '1992.1098,' and '280' are written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse. For further details on this lot, please contact Sotheby's Photographs Department: 212-894-1149
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