Fine Photographs

Swann Galleries, Inc.
104 East 25th Street
NY 10010 New York,
United States
[email protected] · +1 (0)212 2544710 · +1 (0)212 9791017

Date of the auction: 22.10.2020

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(JAPAN--CAPT. FRANK BRINKLEY) Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Sections I-X. Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars. With an essay by Kakuzo Okakura. Imported and printed for Mr. Wm. C. Nesmith. Together, 10 volumes. Exquisitely illustrated with ten frontispieces of

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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(JAPAN--TOKYO, KYOTO, ET ALIA) A beautiful album with approximately 50 hand-colored photographs of landscapes, temples, gardens, and city scenes. Additional Video Including elegant photographs from various Japanese cities, depicting beautiful garden scenes, peaceful tableaux of leisure activities

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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FRANCIS FRITH (1822-1898) The Temple of Komumboo. Mammoth albumen print, the image measuring 13 3/4x18 3/4 inches (34.9x47.6 cm.), the mount 19 5/8x21 inches (49.8x53.3 cm.), with the Architectural Photographic Association blind stamp with a numeric notation, in pencil, on mount recto. 1858-60

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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WILLIAM H. RAU (1855-1920) Niagara Falls and Clifton Bridge. Panoramic platinum print, the image measuring 9x21 inches (22.9x53.3 cm.), the mount 16x28 inches (40.6x71.1 cm.), with Rau's credit blind stamp and an extensive printed caption with the Clifton Bridge specifications on mount recto. 1890s

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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FREDERICK MONSEN (1865-1929) Group of 4 photographs of Native American figures. Sepia-toned silver prints, the images measuring 14x11 inches (35.6x28 cm.), and the reverse, each with numeric notations, in pencil, on verso; accompanied by 4 sheets with the typewritten credit, inventory number

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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MARTIN CHAMBI (1891-1973) A group of 5 photographs from Cuzco, Peru, including three portraits and two landscapes. Silver prints (2 on carte-postale paper), the images measuring approximately 5 1/2x3 1/2 inches (14x8.9 cm.), and the reverse, all with Chambi's copyright or credit handstamp, one with

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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EUGÈNE ATGET (1857-1927) 108 Avenue de Suffren. Albumen print, the image measuring 7x9 inches (17.8x22.9 cm.), with Atget's numeric notation in the negative, and his title and numeric notation, 6645, in pencil, and his address hand stamp, on verso. 1926

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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EUGÈNE ATGET (1857-1927) Versailles. Albumen print, the image measuring 8 1/2x7 inches (21.6x17.8 cm.), with Atget's title and numeric notation 1097, in pencil, on verso. 1907

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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EUGÈNE ATGET (1857-1927)/BERENICE ABBOTT (1898-1991) Hêtre (beech tree). Silver print, the image measuring 9 1/4x6 3/4 inches (15.9x17.1 cm.), the mount slightly larger, with Abbott's Eugéne Atget Photograph Printed by Berenice Abbott hand stamp on mount verso. 1910-15; printed circa 1950

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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EUGÈNE ATGET (1857-1927)/BERENICE ABBOTT (1898-1991) Atget's Shoes * Cour de Rouen. Together, 2 photographs. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 9 1/2x7 inches (24.1x17.8 cm.), the sheets slightly larger, each with Atget's numeric notation in the negative, and the Eugène Atget

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985) Downtown Esztergom, Hungary Silver print, the image measuring 7x9 3/4 inches (17.8x24.8 cm.), the sheet 8x10 inches (20.3x25.4 cm.), with Kertész's signature, partial title, and negative date, in pencil, on verso. 1917; printed 1960s

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985) Wandering Violinist, Abony, Hungary. Silver print, the image measuring 9 3/4x7 3/4 inches (24.8x19.7 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with Kertész's signature, partial title, and negative date, in pencil, on verso. 1921; printed 1960s

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985) A Hungarian Memory. A portfolio complete with 15 photographs from the photographer's homeland. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches (19.1x24.1 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets slightly larger, each with Kertész's signature, in pencil, on

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$22,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985) Dieppe. Silver print, the image measuring 9 3/4x7 1/4 inches (24.8x18.4 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with Kertész's signature, title, and print date, in pencil, on verso. 1927; printed circa 1970

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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FRANTIŠEK DRTIKOL (1883-1961) Boy posing with barbells. Silver print, the image measuring 8 7/8x6 1/4 inches (22.6x15.9 cm.), the mount 17 1/4x11 3/4 inches (43.8x29.8 cm.), with Drtikol's debossed hand stamp on print recto and his printed credit on mount recto. Circa 1925

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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ALBERT ARTHUR ALLEN (active 1915-1930) Portfolio entitled Sex-Appeal, Series III. With 14 (of 15) photographs depicting a fashionable flapper, 10 in which she is fully or partially nude, and 4 depicting her in sexy undergarments; lacks plate 14. Silver prints, the images measuring 9 1/4x7 1/4 inches

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,400 - US$1,800

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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E. J. BELLOCQ (1873-1949)/LEE FRIEDLANDER (1934- ) Storyville portrait. Gold-toned printing-out paper print, the image measuring 8x10 inches (20.3x25.4 cm.), with Friedlander's Bellocq hand stamp with his initials, in pencil, on verso. 1911-13; printed 1970s

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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HELMAR LERSKI (1871-1956) Head of a Bedouin * Head of a Tel-Aviv Vagabond. Together, two photographs from the series Arabs and Jews. Silver prints, the images measuring 11 3/8x9 inches (28.9x22.9 cm.), each with Lerski's signature and title, in ink, on verso. 1931-35

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE (1904-1971) 24 Hour Worker, U.S.S.R. Warm-toned silver print with the applied thin black border, the image measuring 13x9 1/4 inches (33x23.5 cm.), the mount 21 1/8x14 1/4 inches (53.7x36.2 cm.), with Bourke-White's signature, in pencil, on mount recto, and her credit hand

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE (1904-1971) At the Circus, U.S.S.R. Oversize warm-toned silver print with the applied thin black border, the image measuring 14x19 1/2 inches (35.6x50 cm.), with Bourke-White's credit and subject notation, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. Circa 1931

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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MAN RAY (1890-1976) Portfolio entitled Électricité. Text by Pierre Bost. With 10 photogravures after Man Ray's rayographs, the images measuring approximately 10 1/4x8 1/8inches (26x20.6 cm.), and the reverse, tipped to the mounts 14 3/4x10 7/8 inches (37.4x27.6 cm.), each with Man Ray's signature in

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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GYÖRGY KEPES (1906-2001) Bread and Light. Photogram silver print, the image measuring 18 1/8x15 7/8 inches (46x40.3 cm.), with Kepes' signature, in pencil, a numeric notation, also in pencil, in an unknown hand, and a partial label, on verso. 1937

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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BRASSAÏ (1899-1984) Jeune Fille de Joie, en Robe Printanière, Paris. Silver print, the image measuring 11x8 7/8 inches (28x22.5 cm.), the sheet 12x9 1/4 inches (30.5x23.5 cm.), with Brassaï's signature, in ink, on recto, and his Photographie Brassaï copyright hand stamp and the title, date, and

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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BRASSAÏ (1899-1984) La Femme au Monocle [The Woman with the Monocle], Montparnasse, Paris. Silver print, the image measuring 11 5/8x8 1/2 inches (29.5x21.6 cm.), the sheet 15 7/8x12 inches (40.3x30.5 cm.), with Brassaï's signature and edition notation 8/40, in ink, on recto, and his Brassaï 81

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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BRASSAÏ (1899-1984) Chartres en Hiver [Chartes in Winter]. Silver print, the image measuring 12 1/4x9 1/2 inches (31.8x24.2 cm.), the sheet 15 3/4x11 3/4 inches (40x29.8 cm.), with Brassaï's signature, title (twice), edition notation 2/30, and inventory notation, in blue and red ink, and his 81, Rue

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) Seville. Silver print, the image measuring 9 1/2x6 3/8 inches (24.1x16.2 cm.), the sheet 8x10 inches (20.3x25.4 cm.), with Cartier-Bresson's copyright hand stamp and the citation "Sauvette 13," in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1933; printed 1970s

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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ALFRED EISENSTAEDT (1898-1995) Premiere at La Scala, Milan. Silver print, the image measuring 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches (24.1x19.1 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with Eisenstaedt's signature, in ink, on recto, and his title and negative date, in ink, and his Photo by Alfred Eisentaedt hand stamp, on

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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ALFRED EISENSTAEDT (1898-1995) First Lesson at the Truempy Ballet School, Berlin. Silver print, the image measuring 16x12 inches (40.6x30.5 cm.), the sheet 20x16 inches (50.8x40.6 cm.), with Eisenstaedt's signature, in ink, and the edition notation 125/250, also in ink, in an unknown hand, on recto

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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JACQUES-HENRI LARTIGUE (1894-1986) Carriage Day at the Races, Autueil, Paris. Oversize silver print, the image measuring 15 3/4x20 3/4 inches (40x52.7 cm.), the sheet 20x24 inches (50.8x61 cm.), with Lartigue's signature with the sunburst motif and edition notation 1/25, in ink, and his embossed

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$1,400 - US$1,800

Date: 22 Oct 2020

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ILSE BING (1899-1998) Circus. Silver print, the image measuring 11 1/8x7 5/8 inches (28.3x19.4 cm.), the mount 16 5/8x14 inches (42.2x35.6 cm.), with Bing's signature and date, in white ink, on print recto. 1936

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 22 Oct 2020