MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE | GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE
gelatin silver print, enlargement notations in red pencil in the margins, the photographer's LIFE credit stamp on the reverse, mounted, ‘Coronet April 64’ and publisher’s notations in red pencil on the mount, annotations in pencil and ink on the reverse, 1933, printed no later than 1964 (Portrait of Myself, p. 75)
13½ by 9¾ in. (34.3 by 24.8 cm.)
This print, somewhat warm-toned and with a semi-glossy surface, is in good to very good condition. There is a sharp crease in the center that appears to break the emulsion and some emulsion loss at the lower center margin edge. The photograph is separating from the mount, allowing for partial viewing of the reverse of the print and with the photographer's credit stamp.
There are numerous reproduction notations in pencil, ink, and colored pencil in the margins and on the mount, including 'P165 Coronet April 64', as well as adhesive remnants. The mount corners and edges are fairly worn.
The following is written in an unidentified hand in pencil or ink on the reverse of the mount: 'Portrait of Myself / Simon & Schuster'; 'page 165 / Coronet April'; 'PIX A [circled]'; and 'PF14966.' The reverse is soiled and there are some adhesive remnants.
When examined in ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie's New York, 16 April 1991, Sale 7242, Lot 63