HORST P. HORST
'MAINBOCHER CORSET, PARIS'
platinum-palladium print, the photographer's blindstamp in the margin, titled, dated, and editioned 'A/P' in pencil, and with the photographer's credit stamp on the reverse, 1939, printed later (Horst: Sixty Years of Photography, pl. 8)
17¾ by 13½ in. (45.1 by 35.3 cm.)
This platinum-palladium print is in overall excellent condition. There is a small deposit, possibly graphite, in the upper margin. The following is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: 'M.C.L. INV. H.P.H.116'; 'H.P.H. # 116'; and 'Platinum Palladium.'
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Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, circa 1987