BARBARA MORGAN | 'PREGNANT WOMAN'
gelatin silver print, signed and titled in ink on the reverse, 1940
10¼ by 13⅜ in. (26 by 34 cm.)
This early print, trimmed to the image and on paper with a velvety surface and a slight sheen, is in generally very good to excellent condition. When viewed in raking light, the following are visible: some silvering; small impressions; surface scratches and soft handling creases that do not break the emulsion; and a few glossy deposits at the lower center edge.
'PF18211' and 'B.M.' are written in pencil in an unidentified hand on the reverse. The reverse is slightly soiled.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce. There is a Ginny Williams Collection label on the reverse of the mat.
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.
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Josef Breitenbach Trust
Sotheby's New York, 18 April 1997, Sale 6973, Lot 214, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, as agent