'IN MY STUDIO, PARIS' (JENNY KAPITÄN)
signed, titled, dated, and annotated 'Paris' in ink and with the photographer's copyright/reproduction rights stamp on the reverse, framed, 1978 (Portraits, pl. 93)
17⅜ by 11⅞ in. (44.1 by 30.2 cm.)
This print is in generally very good to excellent condition. There are a few tiny-to-very-small rust-colored deposits of indeterminate nature which are mostly confined to the lower portion of the image and lower margin. When examined closely in raking light, the following are visible: scattered deposits of original retouching; a soft circular impression in the lower left corner; a few tiny impressions in the image and margins; and 2 handling creases in the left portion of the image and margin. None of the aforementioned appear to break the emulsion.
The upper margin is darkened along the edge in an area corresponding to yellowed adhesive on the reverse. There are 3 brown stains in the same area. On the reverse are the following: a band of yellowed adhesive residue along the upper edge; minor soiling; and a small abrasion to the paper-ply in the lower right corner.
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