'3 DAHOMEY GIRLS'
platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted to aluminum, signed, dated, editioned '6/30,' and annotated in pencil, stamped, and with a typed label, on the reverse framed, 1967, printed in 1972 (Worlds in a Small Room, p. 39)
17 by 16½ in. (43.2 by 41.9 cm.)
This warm-toned platinum-palladium print is in generally very good condition. The image appears to have yellowed slightly overall. There is a very thin band along the lower and extreme right edge that appear more neutral in tonality. There is faint staining around the image margin. There is soiling in the margin, wear to the margin edges and corners, and a crease in the lower margin.
On the reverse of the mount, there is some soiling and abrasions to the upper paper ply, as well as an uneven surface texture along the right edge. The edges of the typed label are faintly age-darkened.
The annotations on the reverse are: '1 [circled] Platinum / 2 [circled] Platinum-palladium'; '1063' [circled]; 'Wiggins-Teape paper on aluminum / Multiple coating and printing / 1 [circled] Platinum / 2 [circled] Platinum-palladium / Print made late 1972'; and 'IB.' The stamps read 'Deacidified' and 'Hand-coated by the photographer.' An edition stamp indicates that in addition to 30 numbered prints made with platinum metals, there are no more than 12 unnumbered, but signed, gelatin silver prints.
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