W. EUGENE SMITH | UNTITLED (AS FROM MY WINDOW I SOMETIMES GLANCE)
W. EUGENE SMITH
UNTITLED (AS FROM MY WINDOW I SOMETIMES GLANCE)
gelatin silver print, signed with a stylus on the image, mounted, the photographer's estate stamp on the reverse, 1957-58 (Johnson 28:016)
6⅛ by 12⅜ in. (15.4 by 31.2 cm.)
This early print, with a semi-glossy surface and mounted to eggshell-textured card, is in generally excellent condition. Upon close examination in raking light, the following are faintly visible: a soft linear impression bisecting the image at the center; and a pinpoint-sized impression in the lower right corner that does not appear to break the emulsion. The photograph is trimmed to the image and there is intermittent chipping of the emulsion along the upper edge.
When examined in ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.
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