MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE | BARTENDER, NEW YORK SPEAKEASY
BARTENDER, NEW YORK SPEAKEASY
warm-toned, gelatin silver print, black ink borders, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's credit stamp and a typed caption on the reverse, framed, a Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, label on the reverse, circa 1930 (Callahan, p. 47)
9¼ by 13⅜ in. (23.5 by 34 cm.)
This warm-toned early print, with a somewhat matte, slightly pebbled surface, is in generally very good condition. There is faint silvering near the edges, primarily near the black inked edges. Upon close examination, there are scattered deposits of original retouching.
The print is tipped to the mount at each of the corners. The mount is sunned at the periphery of the image and darkened where it has been covered by the window mat. The corners of the mount are bent and there are some small losses along the edges and corners.
The reverse of the mount is soiled. 'CEF 1075' is written twice in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse. A typed label reads 'BARTENDER New York Speakeasy.'
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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Sotheby's New York, 26 April 1989, Sale 5833, Lot 388