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Auction Description for Stair: Cowles Photography Collection

Cowles Photography Collection

(299 Lots)

by Stair Galleries


299 lots with images

February 16, 2013

Live Auction

549 Warren Street

Hudson, NY, 12534 USA

Phone: 518 751 1000

Fax: 518 751 1010

Email: information@stairgalleries.com

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DARIUS KINSEY (1869-1925): LOGGING OPERATION

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Description: DARIUS KINSEY (1869-1925): LOGGING OPERATION Vintage black and white photograph, together with a black and white photograph of a house, dated 1864. 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. and 10 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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DARIUS KINSEY (1869-1945): UNTITLED (LOGGERS), C. 1900

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Description: DARIUS KINSEY (1869-1945): UNTITLED (LOGGERS), C. 1900 Albumen print, signed lower left. 21 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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KARL BLOSSFELDT (1865-1932): A SERIES OF SEVEN BOTANICALS

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Description: KARL BLOSSFELDT (1865-1932): A SERIES OF SEVEN BOTANICALS Photogravures. 12 1/4 x 9 5/8 in. (sheet). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904): ANIMAL LOCOMOTION, PLATE 617

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Description: EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904): ANIMAL LOCOMOTION, PLATE 617 Collotype, copyright 1887. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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GEORGE BARKER (1844-1894): RIVER ABOVE NIAGARA FALLS, C. 1886

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Description: GEORGE BARKER (1844-1894): RIVER ABOVE NIAGARA FALLS, C. 1886 Vintage black and white photograph, with printed photographer studio stamp on verso. 21 1/4 x 25 in. (Sheet). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904): ANIMAL LOCOMOTION PLATE #327: ROWLING, 1887

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Description: EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904): ANIMAL LOCOMOTION PLATE #327: ROWLING, 1887 Vintage collotype. 7 1/4 x 14 in. (sight), 21 x 25 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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19TH SCHOOL: UNTITLED (VIEW OF EGYPTIAN RIVER)

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Description: 19TH SCHOOL: UNTITLED (VIEW OF EGYPTIAN RIVER) Black and white photograph. 6 1/2 x 10 in. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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STEREOPTICON PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDES

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Description: STEREOPTICON PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDES Approx. 20 of various subjects. Together with a group of approx. 15 19th c. studio portraits and 3 19th c. photographs of Egypt, and a ship and an ambrotype portrait. 2853-2862 The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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WILLIAM GILBERT (19TH c): SPORTS TEAM, C. 1890-1900

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Description: WILLIAM GILBERT (19TH c): SPORTS TEAM, C. 1890-1900 Black and white photograph mounted on board. 10 1/2 x 13 3/8 in., 18 x 22 in. (board). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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19TH C. SCHOOL: BASEBALL AT YALE, C. 1877

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Description: 19TH C. SCHOOL: BASEBALL AT YALE, C. 1877 Black and white photograph. 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (image). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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GIUSEPPE AND LEOPOLDO ALINARI (1836-1892 AND 1832-1865): ROMAN SOLDIER

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Description: GIUSEPPE AND LEOPOLDO ALINARI (1836-1892 AND 1832-1865): ROMAN SOLDIER Tinted photographic print. 9 3/4 x 7 in., 18 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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GIUSEPPE AND LEOPOLDO ALINARI (1836-1892 AND 1832-1865): ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES

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Description: GIUSEPPE AND LEOPOLDO ALINARI (1836-1892 AND 1832-1865): ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES Approx. 150 albumen prints, devoted to Italian monuments and architectural elements. 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (mount). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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19TH C. SCHOOL: PORTFOLIO OF PARIS AND SURROUNDS

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Description: 19TH C. SCHOOL: PORTFOLIO OF PARIS AND SURROUNDS Black and white images, mounted on paper folio. 11 1/4 x 15 in. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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ROBERT MCPHERSON: LAOCOON, VATICAN MUSEUM

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Description: ROBERT MCPHERSON: LAOCOON, VATICAN MUSEUM Albumen print. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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20TH C. SCHOOL: A SERIES OF TWELVE PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTIONS OF THOMAS EAKINS PHOTOGRAPHS

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Description: 20TH C. SCHOOL: A SERIES OF TWELVE PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTIONS OF THOMAS EAKINS PHOTOGRAPHS 10 x 8 in. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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BARON WILHELM VON GLOEDEN(1856-1931): THREE BOYS, C. 1890

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Description: BARON WILHELM VON GLOEDEN(1856-1931): THREE BOYS, C. 1890 Black and white photograph. 9 1/8 x 6 3/4 in. (image), 19 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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MAURICE BECK AND HELEN MACGREGOR: THE FAUN, VALENTINO, C. 1920

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Description: MAURICE BECK AND HELEN MACGREGOR: THE FAUN, VALENTINO, C. 1920 Black and white vintage photograph, titled in pen and with artist studio stamp on verso. With labels from Miami Art Museum and The Contemporary Museum, Hawaii. 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 in., (image, 19 x 16 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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ALEXANDER INGLES (20TH C.):

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Description: ALEXANDER INGLES (20TH C.): "NEWHAVEN FISHWIVES" Black and white photograph, titled in ink on recto with printed caption. 8 x 5 1/2 in. (image). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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EARLY 20TH C. SCHOOL: NEW YORK

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Description: EARLY 20TH C. SCHOOL: NEW YORK An album of reproduced photographic images devoted to NYC. 10 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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19TH C. SCHOOL: PORTFOLIO OF AN AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER

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Description: 19TH C. SCHOOL: PORTFOLIO OF AN AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER A collection of black and white images from various American cities, approx 70 images mounted with ink notations. 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966): SPIDER-WEBS, 1907

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Description: ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966): SPIDER-WEBS, 1907 Halftone photographic print mounted on two sheets of paper. 9 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (sheet), 16 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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FREDERICK EVANS (1853-1943): HEIGHT AND LIGHT IN BOURGES CATHEDRAL, 1903

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Description: FREDERICK EVANS (1853-1943): HEIGHT AND LIGHT IN BOURGES CATHEDRAL, 1903 Photogravure mounted on paper. With exhibition label from Miami Art Museum. 3 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (image), 5 x 4 in. (sheet), 15 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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EUGENE ATGET (1857-1927): MARCHAND DE VIN, 15 RUE BOYER, 1911, PRINTED LATER BY BERNICE ABBOTT

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Description: EUGENE ATGET (1857-1927): MARCHAND DE VIN, 15 RUE BOYER, 1911, PRINTED LATER BY BERNICE ABBOTT Black and white photograph. 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (sight), 21 1/8 x 17 1/8 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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EDWARD STEICHEN (1879-1973): PORTRAIT OF LADY H, 1908

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Description: EDWARD STEICHEN (1879-1973): PORTRAIT OF LADY H, 1908 Tinted photogravure, mounted on paper. 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in., 17 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958): NUDE (NEIL), 1925

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Description: EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958): NUDE (NEIL), 1925 Black and white photograph. With label from Miami Art Museum. 9 x 6 in. (sheet), 18 x 14 1/2 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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PETER STACKPOLE (1913-1997): BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION WORKS

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Description: PETER STACKPOLE (1913-1997): BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION WORKS Black and white photograph, signed in pencil and dated 1936 on mount. Together with Benno Friedman's "Bridge," signed in pen and dated '82. 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (sheet), 11 x 14 in. (sheet). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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HERBERT LIST (1903-1975):

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Description: HERBERT LIST (1903-1975): "ATHENS" Black and white photograph. Together with two untitled black and white photographs, all with estate stamp. 12 x 9 1/4 in. (sheet). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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HERBERT LIST (1903-1975):

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Description: HERBERT LIST (1903-1975): "IN THE MORNING," ATHENS," 1936, "NERO" AND "CAPRI," 1955 Three black and white photographs, all estate stamped and printed c. 1988. 12 x 9 1/4 in. (sheet). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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HERBERT LIST (1903-1975): FOUR MEN ON A SHIP, C. 1930

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Description: HERBERT LIST (1903-1975): FOUR MEN ON A SHIP, C. 1930 Black and white photograph, signed in pencil on mount; drymounted. 5 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. (image). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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JOHN GUTMANN (1905-1998):

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Description: JOHN GUTMANN (1905-1998): "THE SWIMMER, SAN FRANCISCO" 1934 Black and white photograph, printed later, signed, titled and dated on verso in pencil. 13 x 10 in. (image), 18 x 15 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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BORIS IGNATOVICH (1899-1976):

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Description: BORIS IGNATOVICH (1899-1976): "BATHS" 1938 Black and white photograph, printed later. 19 1/8 x 12 1/4 in. (sight), 25 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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HAROLD EDGERTON (1903-1990): PETER DESJARDIN DIVING, 1940

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Description: HAROLD EDGERTON (1903-1990): PETER DESJARDIN DIVING, 1940 Printed 1988; black and white photograph. With exhibition label from Miami Art Museum. 21 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (image), 27 1/2 x 21 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955):

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Description: GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955): "ORPHEUS" Black and white photographs, with studio stamp on verso. 8 x 10 in. (sheet). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955):

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Description: GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955): "ORPHEUS & EROS" Black and white photograph, with artist stamp on verso. 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (sheet). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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HERBERT LIST (1903-1975):

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Description: HERBERT LIST (1903-1975): "SANTORINI," 1938 AND "ANTIKYTHERA," 1938 Two black and white photographs, self-portrait with photographers stamp and anonymous hand signature, the 2nd with estate stamp. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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HERBERT LIST (1903-1975): KUNSTAKADEMIE MUNCHEN, WINTER, 1945-46

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Description: HERBERT LIST (1903-1975): KUNSTAKADEMIE MUNCHEN, WINTER, 1945-46 Vintage black and white photograph. With labels from Miami Art Museum and The Contemporary Museum, Hawaii. 11 5/8 x 8 3/8 in. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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LEV BORODULIN (b. 1923):

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Description: LEV BORODULIN (b. 1923): "PARADE," 1956 Black and white photograph, printed later. 12 3/4 x 8 3/4 in., 18 1/4 x 14 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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LUCIEN CLERGUE (b. 1934):

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Description: LUCIEN CLERGUE (b. 1934): "ARLES, 1964" Black and white photograph, signed in pencil and dated 64-65, numbered 18/50. 24 x 19 in. (image), 27 x 22 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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JAMES ABBE (1883-1973):

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Description: JAMES ABBE (1883-1973): "TOLEDO AFTER SIEGE" AND "ALCAZAR AFTER THE SIEGE," C. 1936 Printed later; two black and white photographs, both signed and titled in pencil on verso. 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. and 6 1/2 x 9 in. (image). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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CHARLES MOORE (1931-2010): DOG TEARING PANTS OFF MAN, BIRMINGHAM, AL, MAY 4, 1963

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Description: CHARLES MOORE (1931-2010): DOG TEARING PANTS OFF MAN, BIRMINGHAM, AL, MAY 4, 2063 Black and white photograph, signed and dated in pencil on verso. 13 x 19 in. and 15 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (image). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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LEV BORODULIN (b. 1923): HUMAN PYRAMID, 1954

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Description: LEV BORODULIN (b. 1923): HUMAN PYRAMID, 1954 Black and white photograph, signed, titled and dated on pencil on verso. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (sheet). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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DIMITRU BALTERMANTS (1912-1990): MAMAYEV'S MEMORIAL (VICTORU MEMORIAL IN STALINGRAD), 1969

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Description: DIMITRU BALTERMANTS (1912-1990): MAMAYEV'S MEMORIAL (VICTORU MEMORIAL IN STALINGRAD), 1969 Vintage black and white photograph. With exhibition label from Miami Art Museum. 7 3/8 x 11 1/2 in. (image), 12 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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BEDRICH GRUNZWEIG (1910-2009): UNDER THE THIRD AVE. EL, SIESTA, C. 1948

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Description: BEDRICH GRUNZWEIG (1910-2009): UNDER THE THIRD AVE. EL, SIESTA, C. 1948 Printed later, black and white photograph, signed and titled in pencil on verso. 14 x 11 in. (sheet). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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GEORGI ZELMA (1906-1984): SPORTS PARADE ON THE RED SQUARE, MOSCOW, 1936

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Description: GEORGI ZELMA (1906-1984): SPORTS PARADE ON THE RED SQUARE, MOSCOW, 1936 Printed later, black and white photograph. 9 x 6 5/8 in. (image). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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RUDY BURCKHARDT (1914-1999): VIEW OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, C. 1945

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Description: RUDY BURCKHARDT (1914-1999): VIEW OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, C. 1945 Black and white photograph, signed on matt. 13 x 9 1/2 in. (sheet), 21 x 17 in. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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AARON SISKIND (1903-1991): STREET SCENE 4, HARLEM, 1937

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Description: AARON SISKIND (1903-1991): STREET SCENE 4, HARLEM, 1937 Black and white photograph, signed. With label from Miami Art Museum. 10 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. (image), 20 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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JERRY DANTZIC (b. 1925): EAST RIVER RAFT, WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, 1958

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Description: JERRY DANTZIC (b. 1925): EAST RIVER RAFT, WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, 1958 Printed later, black and white photograph. 16 x 20 in. (sheet). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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LOUIS FAURER (1916-2001): NYC, 1948 (EDGE OF DOOM)

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Description: LOUIS FAURER (1916-2001): NYC, 1948 (EDGE OF DOOM) Printed later; black and white photograph, signed lower right. 8 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (image), 16 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. (frame). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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FRANK PAULIN (b. 1926): TIMES SQUARE, NY, 1957

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Description: FRANK PAULIN (b. 1926): TIMES SQUARE, NY, 1957 Printed later; black and white photograph. 9 x 13 1/2 in. The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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W. EUGENE SMITH (1918-1978):

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Description: W. EUGENE SMITH (1918-1978): "SAMMYS ON THE BOWERY," 1958 Black and white photograph. With exhibition labels from Miami Art Museum and The Contemporary Museum, Hawaii. 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (matted). The Collection of Jan Cowles.

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