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Frederick Sommer

'Negative #70' (Chicken Parts)

Lot Closed

April 7, 05:18 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details


Frederick Sommer

1905 - 1999

'Negative #70' (Chicken Parts)

gelatin silver print, mounted, signed, titled, and dated in pencil on the reverse, 1939

image: 9 ⅜ by 7 ⅝ in. (23.8 by 14.3 cm.)

Collection of Charles and Florence Tracy, Prescott, Arizona

By descent to the present owner

This early print of Frederick Sommer’s Negative #70, as well as the photographs in Lots 79 and 80, comes originally from the collection of fellow Prescott, Arizona, resident, Charles Tracy (1881-1955), and has remained in the family since. For further information regarding the provenance and an in-depth discussion of this series, please see the catalogue entry for Lot 79.

At the time of this writing, the Frederick Sommer Foundation believes this print may be unique.