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131

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WAGNER THIELENS, NEW YORK

Eugène Atget
NYMPHÉA
Estimate
50,00070,000
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131

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WAGNER THIELENS, NEW YORK

Eugène Atget
NYMPHÉA
Estimate
50,00070,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Photographs

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Eugène Atget
1857-1927
NYMPHÉA
albumen print, titled 'Nymphaea' and numbered '700' in pencil on the reverse, framed, circa 1910
7 1/8  by 8 1/2  in. (18.1 by 21.6 cm.)
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Provenance

Collection of Berenice Abbott / Julien Levy, 1968

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002

Literature

For other Atget views of this subject, see

John Szarkowski, Atget (New York, 2000), pp. 100-1

Catalogue Note

The photographs in lots 131 - 139 come from the collection of Wagner Thielens. Thielens's passions included the arts, curating his many collections in his Wilton, Connecticut and New York City homes (including Picasso ceramics, sold in these rooms 27 April 2017) and supporting medical research.  He was a Lecturer in Sociology at Teacher’s College for many years, finally retiring in the early 1990s.  He served on the board of the Westervelt Company, founded by his mother’s family, for many years before retiring in 2011.  In 1962 he established The Helene Foundation, in his mother’s name, to support the arts and medical research.

Photographs

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