Photographs from the collection of the Foundation of Estelle and Hervé Francès
SEYDOU KEÏTA | A MOORISH HARATINE WOMAN POSING WITH HER DAUGHTER ON A CHEQUERED BLANKET, CIRCA 1949-1951
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 EUR
1921 - 2001
A MOORISH HARATINE WOMAN POSING WITH HER DAUGHTER ON A CHEQUERED BLANKET, CIRCA 1941-1951
tirage argentique de 1998
signé et daté à l'encre noire dans la marge inférieure
sous passe-partout et encadré
silver print, printed in 1998
signed and dated in black ink in the lower margin
matted and framed
image: 17 ¾ x 12 ½ in.; 45,6 x 31,8 cm
feuille / sheet: 19 ⅞ x 16 in.; 50,5 x 40,5 cm
This silver print is in very good to excellent condition. A stunning print with great details and beautiful tones and contrasts. Two faint handling marks in lower edge, only visible in raking light. Two tiny and hardly noticeable retouching marks in lower right quadrant.
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Grisebach, Berlin, Modern and Contemporary Photographs, June 3, 2010, lot 1242
André Magnin, Seydou Keïta (Zurich, 1997), p. 58