Lot 106: HARRY CALLAHAN, (AMERICAN 1912-1999), ELEANOR SILHOUETTE WITH FEATHER
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
ELEANOR SILHOUETTE WITH FEATHER
1953, printed ca. 1980. Signed verso, silver gelatin print
13 13/16 x 10 13/16 in. (35 x 27.5cm)
Christie''s, New York, sale of October 31, 1979, lot 438.
Toning to paper and time staining evident. With minor ripping at edges present as well, specifically the bottom horizontal edge. With slight wear to the edges and corners, minor creasing evident at bottom right and left corner. With scuffs, scratches, and abrasions present throughout, especially evident at bottom left corner, and various fingerprint smudges as well- these are not obtrusive. With 2 approximately 3 inch diagonal scuffs running parallel at the top left with slight tearing to the paper at the bottom corners verso and residue from previous adhesive present variously around the edges verso. Archivally framed.
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