NUITS DE LONGCHAMPS
ferrotyped, with the photographer's '81 rue du Fauborg St.-Jacques, Paris 14eme, Tel. 707.23.41' studio stamp on the reverse, framed, 1937
9⅛ by 7 in. (23.2 by 17.8 cm.)
This ferrotyped gelatin silver print is in generally excellent condition. It is trimmed to the image and there is minor edge and corner wear. The lower right corner is noticably bumped. The edges are gently curled upward. When examined in raking light, the following are visible: some faint scratches and pitting characteristic of ferrotyped prints; fingerprints; and a faint abrasion at the left edge.
The reverse is annotated in pencil '17 x 22 / 32.' There are 2 hinge remnants at the bottom edge.
When viewed under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.
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Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 2009
cf. Lawrence Durrell, Brassaï (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1968), p. 21