'MIDTOWN MANHATTAN OPPOSITE W 42ND STREET, NEW YORK' (AS VIEWED FROM WEEHAWKEN)
signed and titled in ink on the reverse, framed, 1942, possibly printed in 1960s (The Face of New York, unpaginated)
13½ by 17½ in. (34.3 by 44.5 cm.)
This photograph on double-weight paper is in overall very good condition. When examined in raking light, the following are visible: small deposits of original retouching in the lower left quadrant; and silvering along the lower and upper left edges. This print is trimmed to the image and there is edge wear, including some emulsion loss at the lower right corner. There is a sharp V-shaped crease at the lower right edge, a one-inch crease at the lower center, and a 3/4-inch crease at the lower left. The upper edge of the print is faintly rippled due to the hinges on the reverse.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this print appears to fluoresce.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, 1995