1883 - 1976
mounted, signed Imogen Cunningham and dated 1934 in pencil on the mount, the photographer's 1331 Green Street, San Francisco studio label, with typed title and date, on the reverse, framed
gelatin silver print
9 ¼ by 7 ¼ inches
(23.5 by 17.8 cm)
Executed in 1934, printed later.
While this gelatin silver print mounted to Strathmore illustration board has not been examined outside of its frame, it appears to be in generally excellent condition. Upon close examination in high raking light, a few scattered tiny deposits of original retouching are visible, as well as a small, soft, circular impression in the upper left corner of the image.
There is some minor soiling on the reverse of the mount, and 'IC-P-I' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil in the upper right corner.
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.
Georgia O’Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico
By descent to the present owner
Margery Mann, Imogen Cunningham: Photographs, Seattle, Washington, 1970, pl. 26, illustrated
Richard Lorenz, Imogen Cunningham: Frontiers, Berkeley, California, 1978, fig. 80, illustrated
Richard Lorenz, Imogen Cunningham: Ideas without End, San Francisco, California, 1993, pl. 80, illustrated
Richard Lorenz, Imogen Cunningham: The Modernist Years, Tokyo, 1993, n.p., illustrated
Richard Lorenz, Imogen Cunningham: Portraiture, Seattle, Washington, 1997, pl. 82, illustrated