1923 - 1971
PENELOPE TREE IN THE GRASS
signed and annotated with Arbus Estate authentication number 1735-24-30-1114 by Doon Arbus, the photographer's daughter, in ink and stamped on the reverse
gelatin silver print
image: 6½ by 8 in. 16.5 by 25.1 cm.
sheet: 14 by 11 in. 35.6 by 27.6 cm.
framed: 14¼ by 16¾ in. 36.1 by 42.5 cm.
Executed in 1962, printed between 1962 and 1964.
This work is in very good condition overall. Visible only when unframed, there is evidence of minor wear to the edges and corners of the sheet and very gentle discoloration of the sheet due to age, notably along the edges. There is a pinpoint nick along the top left edge 10 cm from the left corner, not visible when framed. There is evidence of very minor surface dust. Visible only under raking light and close inspection, there are occasional hairline surface scratches. Occasional hairline surface scratches noted when examined under raking light. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Estate of Diane Arbus
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Acquired from the above by the present owner