BERENICE ABBOTT | SEVENTH AVENUE LOOKING SOUTH FROM 35TH STREET
Property from an Important Private Collection, Sold to Benefit The Asia Foundation
SEVENTH AVENUE LOOKING SOUTH FROM 35TH STREET
the photographer's '50 Commerce Street, New York 14, N. Y.' studio stamp in duplicate on the reverse, framed, a Michael Shapiro Photographs label on the reverse, circa 1936 (Yochelson, Middle West Side pl. 25)
9⅜ by 7¼ in. (23.8 by 19.1 cm.)
This early print, on double-weight paper with an eggshell texture and a slight surface sheen, is in overall excellent condition. There are a few expertly-retouched small creases extending from the center left edge. There are a few tiny chips of emulsion at the right edge. The aforementioned does not meaningfully detract from this dramatic composition and fine early print.
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Estate of of the photographer
Christie's New York, 5 October 1999, Sale 9298, Lot 49
Michael Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco
Michael Shapiro Photographs, Westport, 2017
Prints of this images are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum of the City of New York.