flush-mounted to Crescent illustration board, the photographer's '2982 Clay St., Walnut 1365 3 San Francisco 15, Calif.' studio label on the reverse, 1962, printed before 1965 (The Eternal Body, pl. 17)
13½ by 9 in. (34.3 by 22.9 cm.)
This early print is in generally very good condition. There is a small yellowed droplet in the lower left quadrant. When examined in high raking light, the following are visible: an isolated area above the sitter's left shoulder of faint linear scratches that do not appear to break the emulsion; a few tiny deposits, possibly retouching; and silvering which, with a few exceptions, is mostly confined to the dark areas at the edges of the print. The print is trimmed to the image and the edges are yellowed and worn, with occasional creases and chipping, some of which appears to have been retouched.
On the reverse of the mount are extensive adhesive remnants and abrasions.
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Private collection, circa 1962-65
Acquired from the above, 1968