1898 - 1983
'UNTITLED' (NUDE FEMALE TORSO) 1930-1936 AND 'NUDE' (BLOWN-UP THROUGH SILK), 1930-1936
Two vintage ferrotyped silver prints. One print signed in black pen on the verso, and both prints with the photographer's copyright and estate stamps, and annotations in pencil on the verso.
Both prints approximately 23 x 17 cm (9 x 6½ in.)
Torso: This ferrotyped print is in good to very good vintage condition. Glossy finish. Corners a little worn and creased, with some tiny loss of superior emulsion. Some fine scratch lines and a few handling marks and bumps across print visible under raking light and as usual with this type of print. Some retouching hardly visible and only in raking light.
Two nudes: This ferrotyped print is in very good vintage condition. Glossy finish. Corners slightly worn with small loss of superior emulsion. Some very fine scratch lines, less than expected with this type of print. A couple of handling marks and one crease visible in raking light. Some retouching hardly visible and only in raking light.
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Private collection, UK
Galerie Bassenge, Berlin, 19th-21st Century Photography, 5 December 2012, lot 4203