Property from the Collection of Joy Walker, New York
FRANCESCA WOODMAN | 'FIGURE WITH MARBLE COLUMN' (MACDOWELL COLONY, PETERBOROUGH, NEW HAMPSHIRE)
Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD
'FIGURE WITH MARBLE COLUMN' (MACDOWELL COLONY, PETERBOROUGH, NEW HAMPSHIRE)
signed, dated, and inscribed 'for joy with xxx + o's Love Francesca' in pencil on the reverse, 1980
5⅞ by 5⅞ in. (14.9 by 14.9 cm.)
This early print, on double-weight paper with a surface sheen, is in generally excellent condition. Upon very close examination the following are visible: faint silvering in the darkest areas; a very small crescent-shaped impression in the lower right quadrant which does not appear to break the emulsion; and a deposit of original retouching in the upper right quadrant. The margins are unevenly trimmed. The reverse is faintly soiled and the right edge is abraded. This print is erroneously copyrighted by Woodman '©1978 Providence' in pencil on the reverse.
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.
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Acquired by the present owner, friend of the photographer, circa 1980
Francesca Woodman (Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, 1998), p. 149
Corey Keller, Francesca Woodman (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011), pp. 107 and 214