Ruth Bernhard

Shell and Driftwood

1943

Gelatin silver print

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Description

Ruth Bernhard (German-American, 1905-2006).

Mounted and framed.

Dimensions
Frame Height: 21.25 inches / 53.98 cm
Frame Width: 25 inches / 63.5 cm

Image: Height 10.38 in, Width 13.50 in. 

Signature

Signed and titled in pencil on the reverse.

Literature

James Alinder, Collecting Light: The Photographs of Ruth Bernhard (Carmel, 1979), pl. 14

Ginny Williams, Ruth Bernhard: The Collection of Ginny Williams (Denver, 1993), pl. 27 (this print)

Ruth Bernhard: Gift of the Commonplace (Carmel Valley, 1996), pl. 27

Condition Report

This print is in generally excellent condition. 

Under close examination, there are some deposits of original retouching, a few tiny impressions, and 2" faint, circular disruptions near the center.

The reverse is faintly soiled. 

There are abrasions and hinge remnants, suggesting this print was previously affixed to a secondary mount.

'Property of Ginny Williams' is written in pencil by Ginny Williams on the reverse. '1200-' and 'C.170,10' are written in pencil in an unidentified hand. 

'Printed in / Book Ruth Bernhard / The Ginny Williams Collection' is written in pencil by Ginny Williams on a Post-It note affixed to the reverse.

Art Period
Modern
Movement/Style
Realism
SKU

BDT9S

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