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Peter Beard

Ele Portfolio


120,000 - 180,000 GBP

Peter Beard

Peter Beard

Ele Portfolio

Ele Portfolio


120,000 - 180,000 GBP

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Peter Beard

1938 - 2020

'Ele Portfolio'

(New York: Self-Published, 2008, an edition of 15 plus 2 artist's proofs), the complete portfolio of 15 gelatin silver prints, each signed, dated, and editioned '3/15' in ink in the margin, 3 framed, 1960-84, printed in 2008; together with printed title, plate list/colophon, editioned '3' in ink, and introduction by Romain Gary. Atlas folio, half-morocco oblong clamshell box with stamped leather credit and title, beige linen slipcase

images: each approximately 60 by 39.5 cm (23 by 15½ in.) or the reverse

portfolio case: 70.8 by 81 cm (27 by 31 in.)

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The photographer's studio, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2011

The plates are as follows:

1. Life Cover, 1967 (framed)

2. Elephant’s Memory, 1972

3. Gardeners of Eden, 1984

4. Aberdare Forest Elephants, 1966

5. Elephants at Night, 1984

6. Snows of Kilamanjaro, 1984 (framed)

7. Tiva Lugga Tsavo North, 1965

8. Elephant & Eland at Kathamula on the Tiva Dry River, 1965

9. Elephant Under Kilamanjaro, 1984 (framed)

10. Uganda Overpopulation with Alistair Graham for Wildlife Services, 1966

11. Reaching Elephant, 1960

12. “Starvo” 965 Elephants, 1976

13. Bull Elephant Demonstration, 1965

14. Rest in Peace, 1972-73

15. Elephant Embryo, 1966