Property from a Private American Collection
embossed with the photographer's copyright/credit in the margin, signed, titled, dated, and editioned '11/25' in pencil on the reverse, framed, a Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, label on the reverse, 1993 (Africa, unpaginated)
18⅞ by 15¼ in. (47.9 by 38.7 cm.)
This photograph, on double-weight paper with a surface sheen, is in generally excellent condition.
The paper is very gently rippled along the lower margin edge. In raking light the following are visible: two small deposits of original retouching in the lower left quadrant; scattered soft handling creases, primarily along the lower edge, that do not appear to break the emulsion; and a barely visible hairline scratch around the sitter's left eye.
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