Lot 118
  • 118

BERENICE ABBOTT | 'Horse' (Old Nick)

5,000 - 7,000 USD
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  • Berenice Abbott
  • 'Horse' (Old Nick)
  • 6 1/4  by 4 5/8  in. (15.9 by 11.7 cm.)
mounted, partially signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's '56 West 63rd Street, New York City' and '1 West 67th, N. Y. C.' studio stamps and with credit, title, date, and extensive annotations in pencil by Grace Mayer on the reverse, circa 1930


Collection of the photographer

Marlborough Gallery, New York

Acquired by the Gilman Paper Company from the above, 1976

Sotheby's New York, Important Photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Including Works from the Gilman Paper Company Collection, 15 February 2006, Sale 8165, Lot 54


New York, Marlborough Gallery, Berenice Abbott, January 1976

Catalogue Note

The long annotation on the reverse of this early print is in the hand of Grace Mayer, pioneering Curator of Prints at the Museum of the City of New York. A print of this image was included in the Museum’s 1934 Berenice Abbott exhibition, and the present photograph was likely made for promotion of that exhibition.