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AFTER AUGUSTE RODIN | SELECTED COLLOTYPES FOR 'CAMERA WORK' NOS. 34/35

Estimate:

8,000 to - 12,000 USD

AFTER AUGUSTE RODIN | SELECTED COLLOTYPES FOR 'CAMERA WORK' NOS. 34/35

AFTER AUGUSTE RODIN | SELECTED COLLOTYPES FOR 'CAMERA WORK' NOS. 34/35

Estimate:

8,000 to - 12,000 USD

AFTER AUGUSTE RODIN

1840 - 1917

SELECTED COLLOTYPES FOR 'CAMERA WORK' NOS. 34/35


a group of 17 collotypes printed by Bruckmann Verlag, Munich, accompanied by two paper wrappers: one signed Alfred Stieglitz 291 and annotated in pencil Set of Hand Pulled Proofs / Rodin Drawings / for Camera Work - no's 33/34 [sic]. / Reproduced at Bruckmann Verlag, / Munich and The only other complete set / of these proofs I gave to Steichen; the other wrapper annotated in pencil by Stieglitz Hand Pulled Proofs / Rodin Drawings / for Camera Work 33/34 [sic]. / Property of G. O'Keeffe and written in another hand, possibly that of Georgia O'Keeffe, in pencil OK

collographic proofs printed in colors on 17 sheets of laid paper, some with double-sided images and one proof trimmed and mounted to card

Each sheet: 16 ½ by 10 ¾ inches or the reverse

(41.9 by 27.3 cm or the reverse)

Executed in 1911.

This group of 17 collotypes is in generally very good condition. Some sheets are lightly soiled and have edge and corner wear. Some sheets have proofs printed on both the front and reverse.


The images are listed below in the order of their appearance in 'Camera Work':


1. 'Cambodian Dancer': 3 sheets in total (2 sheets with proofs on front and reverse)

2. 'Drawing': 3 sheets in total (1 sheet with proofs on front and reverse)

3. 'Drawing': 5 sheets in total (3 sheets with single image, 1 sheet with proofs on front and reverse, and 1 sheet trimmed and mounted to card)

4. 'Drawing': 1 sheet in total

5. 'Drawing (Sun Series)': 1 sheet in total

6. 'Drawing (Sun Series): 3 sheets in total

7. 'Drawing': 1 sheet in total


The proofs are enclosed in two paper wrappers with inscriptions as noted in the cataloguing for this lot. The wrappers are lightly soiled and show edge and corner wear.


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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Alfred Stieglitz, New York

Georgia O'Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1946 (by descent)

By descent to the present owner

Alfred Stieglitz, ed., Camera Work 34/35 (1911): various pages, illustrated

In No. 34/35 of 'Camera Work' (April-July 1911), Alfred Stieglitz included 2 photogravures and 7 collographic reproductions of Auguste Rodin's studies of dancers. Stieglitz had previously presented two exhibitions of Rodin's drawings at 291 in 1908 and 1910. The idea to include reproductions of his drawings in 'Camera Work' developed out of these installations. The paper wrappers included with this lot note that it contains the only complete set of lithographic proofs besides a set that Stieglitz had given to fellow photographer Edward Steichen.


In 1908 Georgia O'Keeffe visited 291 for the first time in order to see the exhibition of Rodin's drawings, which greatly impressed her. That she kept these proofs in her possession until the end of her life speaks to her deep admiration for the French master's work.