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Jean Besancenot. 55 photographs of Morocco, c.1980

Margin Scheme

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Jean Besancenot. 55 photographs of Morocco, c.1980

Jean Besancenot. 55 photographs of Morocco, c.1980

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

22,500

GBP

Property of a Lady


MOROCCO ̶ BESANCENOT, JEAN


A portfolio of fifty-five photograph portraits taken in Morocco of Jewish, and Arab-Berber people and their costume. [prints c.1981 from 1930s negatives]


55 matt SILVER PRINTS (237 x 175mm., or the reverse), individually mounted in a paper passepartout, each CAPTIONED and SIGNED by the photographer in pencil, together with an autograph letter signed and dated by the photographer about this set of photographs, half buckram portfolio, marbled boards, cloth ties, slight toning to some mounts


A fine group of Bescancenot's photographs taken during his travels in Morocco between 1934 and 1939 when he was researching and documenting traditional costume and adornment. Each photograph has manuscript notes by the photographer about the location and subject of each picture.


PROVENANCE:

This portfolio was specially compiled by the photographer for the present owner in 1981 (letter enclosed)

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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