DOROTHEA LANGE | WOMAN OF THE HIGH PLAINS, TEXAS PANHANDLE
WOMAN OF THE HIGH PLAINS, TEXAS PANHANDLE
gelatin silver print, signed in ink on the image, flush-mounted to processed photographic paper, ‘38258’ in ink on the reverse, 1938 (Dorothea Lange: American Photographs, pl. 3)
12 by 9⅞ in. (30.5 by 25.1 cm.)
This signed, early print is in generally excellent condition. Deposits of original retouching are visible throughought, notably in the raised arm and to the right of the figure. When viewing the photograph unframed and in raking light, there are thin linear impressions in each corner corresponding to the mat corners. The photograph is trimmed to the image. The edges are worn and there is occasional chipping to the emulsion.
The following is written in pencil and ink in an unidentified hand on the reverse: '38258'; 'N'; and 'INV#7805/8/udr.' There is some staining on the reverse.
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.
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Sotheby's New York, 7 October 1993, Sale 6468, Lot 269A, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, as agent