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W. Eugene Smith

Untitled (Shana Frowning from Silver Lake)

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ

W. Eugene Smith

W. Eugene Smith

Untitled (Shana Frowning from Silver Lake)

Untitled (Shana Frowning from Silver Lake)

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ

W. Eugene Smith

1918 - 1978

Untitled (Shana Frowning from Silver Lake)


gelatin silver print, mounted, the photographer's Magnum credit stamp [crossed out] and 'Set #1' in ink, on the reverse, 1958

image: 13 ½ by 9 ⅜ in. (34.3 by 23.8 cm.)

Please note the colors in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This early print is in generally excellent condition. The following is visible under very close examination in raking light: silvering at the periphery of the image; faint scratches; impressions; and deposits of original retouching. The mount is soiled and there are some small losses near the edges. The reverse of the mount is soiled and there are adhesive remnants. The following is written in pencil or ink in an unidentified hand: 'Set #1'; 'Not Museum'; 'A#2'; 'ES-010884-C'; 'WES-0081'; 'SP'; 'We58'; E-88'; 'R-8'; and '20.'


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

"Etherton Gallery is known for its commitment to post-World War II American photojournalism and documentary photography, and regularly exhibits work by W. Eugene Smith, Danny Lyon, Robert Frank, and Garry Winogrand, among others. W. Eugene Smith’s photograph, Shana Frowning, is a rare, intimate image of his daughter Shana from the Silver Lake (NY) series, made while Gene Smith was living in New York City. There is a W. Eugene Smith Magnum stamp on the print verso. Smith probably made few prints of this charming image." - Terry Etherton


Since 1981, Etherton Gallery has showcased the icons of the history of photography as well as the contemporary artists changing its course. Its exhibitions highlight the most important figures in the history of the medium and remains dedicated to making great works of photography accessible to novices and experienced collectors alike.