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b. 1897 - d. 1965

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      • WILLIAM MORTENSEN 'FRAGMENT'
        Mar. 16, 2024

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN 'FRAGMENT'

        Est: $80 - $120

        Willian Mortensen print titled 'Fragment'. Measures 10 3/4" x 8". Mounted to foamboard.

        Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery
      • WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965) A selection of 16 photographs from the portfolio Pictorial Photography.
        Apr. 14, 2022

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965) A selection of 16 photographs from the portfolio Pictorial Photography.

        Est: $3,000 - $4,500

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965) A selection of 16 photographs from the portfolio Pictorial Photography. The group includes 15 of the original 20, plus one duplicate. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 7x5 1/2 inches (17.7x13.9 cm.), the sheets 10x8 inches (25.4x20.3 cm.), five with Mortensen's signature in pencil and five with his signature and caption in pencil on recto. 4to, boards folder with the original photographic bookplate on the front cover; contents loose as issued; ties. Circa 1933

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • William Mortensen Portrait of a Woman Photograph
        Feb. 21, 2022

        William Mortensen Portrait of a Woman Photograph

        Est: $200 - $300

        California, New York 1887-1965 Depicts a dark haired woman draped in heavy fabric.

        Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
      • William Mortensen, Portfolio with 20 unusually fine “Portfolio” prints, 1940’s.
        Jun. 10, 2021

        William Mortensen, Portfolio with 20 unusually fine “Portfolio” prints, 1940’s.

        Est: $6,000 - $9,000

        20 -8 x 10 prints in a hard-bound box titled “Pictorial Photography.” Customers who came to Mortensen’s studio in Laguna Beach California would look through a sample book and select their favorite subjects that would then be printed. The prints would mostly be made by assistants. This group was evidently printed by Mortensen himself, who wrote books and taught classes in photographic process. This is evidenced by the care taken and high quality results. Each is either signed or titled and signed in Mortensen's unique and recognizable handwriting. Mortensen expert Stephen Romano has said that several of these are very rare in this format, and most are the best portfolio prints of these subjects he has seen. Scans of all of them with annotations can be seen here-- Click here to view portfolio images

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      • William Mortensen, Extremely rare volume with scenes from Cecil B. DeMille’s KING OF KINGS, 1927
        Jun. 10, 2021

        William Mortensen, Extremely rare volume with scenes from Cecil B. DeMille’s KING OF KINGS, 1927

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        The luxurious volume has 160 pages with illustrations from DeMille’s blockbuster silent film dealing with the life of Jesus. It measures 17 x 14 inches and is 3 inches thick. There are 60- 9 ½ x 7 ½ inch tipped in photographs, plus ornate texts and descriptions. This is number 18 of an edition of 50. One page has a pencil dedication by DeMille. Mortensen was hired to make stills during the production. Many were made right on the set during the shooting. This was innovative. There are close-ups of the leading actors that are fine examples of pictorialist portraiture. When DeMille saw Mortensen’s photographs he decided to have this massive volume produced to promote the film. The book is legendary, but examples have not appeared in very many years. The film includes some erotic scenes but is otherwise devoutly religious. Mortensen was proud that a volume was in the Vatican Library. This shows one side of Mortensen’s complex and varied body of work. At the same time as he was making the photographs he was also working on “A Pictorial History of Witchcraft and Demonology.” The Mortensen expert Stephen Romano had never seen a copy. This one had been purchased by the consignor at the Sotheby Parke Bernet California Auction February 16 -17 1982. Romano decided to make a website that would make it more available. This one had been purchased by the consignor at the Sotheby Parke Bernet California Auction February 16 -17 1982. Romano decided to make a website that would make it more available. This is very informative and shows every page. Here is a link to it-- KING OF KINGS If you are interested I urge you to click on the links within it, including the one for the images in movie form. There is no foxing or damage, possibly a very few trivial issues.

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      • William Mortensen, "Victoria/Rebecca."
        Oct. 17, 2020

        William Mortensen, "Victoria/Rebecca."

        Est: $500 - $900

        William Mortensen, "Victoria/Rebecca." 7 x 5 ½ inch image on a 9 ½ x 7 ¾ inch sheet, matte gelatin silver print, 1930's. Signed by Mortensen beneath the image. This is a curious subject, quite different from most of his well known images, but signed by him. Perhaps this is a gender reversal.

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      • William Mortensen, "Siren of the South Pacific."
        Oct. 17, 2020

        William Mortensen, "Siren of the South Pacific."

        Est: $800 - $1,500

        William Mortensen, "Siren of the South Pacific." 7 ½ x 5 ¾ inch image on a 9 ½ x 7 ¾ inch sheet, 1930's. Signed and titled in light pencil on the verso, with measurement notations.

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      • William Mortensen, "La Chatte"
        Oct. 17, 2020

        William Mortensen, "La Chatte"

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        William Mortensen, "La Chatte" 5 x 6 ½ inch image on a 7 ¼ x 9 ½ inch sheet, 1930's. This was possibly for a projected project "Pictorial Compendium of Witchcraft and Demonology."

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      • Mortensen, "Tantric Sorcerer", 1930s
        Oct. 17, 2020

        Mortensen, "Tantric Sorcerer", 1930s

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Mortensen, "Tantric Sorcerer", 7 x 5 inch image on a 9 ½ x 7 ¾ sheet, matte gelatin silver print, 1930's. This is a portrait of the Japanese actor Sujin, whom Mortensen met on the set of De Mille's KING OF KINGS, in which Sujin played the King of Persia.

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      • William Mortensen, "A Tibetan Priest". 1930s
        Oct. 17, 2020

        William Mortensen, "A Tibetan Priest". 1930s

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        William Mortensen, "A Tibetan Priest", 7 x 5 inch image on a 9 ½ x 7 ¾ inch sheet, gelatin silver print (with no barite layer), 1930's. Signed and titled beneath the image. Mortensen wrote many books about photographic processes and in the 1930's had a School of Photography in Laguna, California. His extensive major works are often lurid and expressionistic. That earned him the hatred of straight photographers like Ansel Adams.

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      • William Mortensen (1897-1965)
        Aug. 08, 2020

        William Mortensen (1897-1965)

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        William Mortensen(1897-1965) portfolio of 23 bromoil prints. Portfolio of 23 works: Erotic and Theatrical bromoil transfer prints. In overall good condition. Size: 5 3/4" x 4 1/2".

        Turner Auctions + Appraisals
      • WILLIAM MORTENSEN: "CIRCE"
        Jul. 09, 2020

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN: "CIRCE"

        Est: $600 - $800

        photograph signed and monogrammed lower right image 13 1/2 x 9 inches sight

        Abell Auction
      • William Mortensen, “Dutch Girl.” Textured gelatin silver print, ca 1940
        Jun. 26, 2020

        William Mortensen, “Dutch Girl.” Textured gelatin silver print, ca 1940

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        William Mortensen, “Dutch Girl.” 14 x 11 ½ inch textured gelatin silver print, ca. 1940. There is an echo of “Whistler’s Mother.” The subject is shown with domestic tasks—sweeping, weaving. Her face is modern. The shoes on the floor are a curious touch. The framing that is part of the picture and the frame on the wall seem to be deliberate related elements. Here is a link to a PDF that makes it easy to browse the offerings.

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      • William Mortensen, “Deshabille.” Textured silver print, ca 1940
        Jun. 26, 2020

        William Mortensen, “Deshabille.” Textured silver print, ca 1940

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        William Mortensen, “Deshabille.” 13 ½ x 10 ¼ textured silver print, ca. 1940. This is another example of Mortensen’s soft eroticism. The emphasis on the subject’s face and gesture make her, as in the others of his photographs, an individual as well as an archetype. Illustrated in Mortensen’s “The Negative,” p. 80. Here is a link to a PDF that makes it easy to browse the offerings.

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      • William Mortensen, “Jeanne Crain.” Gelatin silver print, ca 1950
        Jun. 26, 2020

        William Mortensen, “Jeanne Crain.” Gelatin silver print, ca 1950

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        William Mortensen, “Jeanne Crain.” 14 x 11 ½ inch gelatin silver print, tipped onto a 24 x 20 inch mount, vintage ca. 1950. Crain was a film actress who was nominated for an Academy Award in 1949 for her leading role in “Pinky.” This embodies and plays with the period notion of pin-up glamour. Illustrated on the cover of Mortensen’s book ‘Paper Negative,” 1954. Here is a link to a PDF that makes it easy to browse the offerings.

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      • William Mortensen, “Joan.” Vintage gelatin silver print, ca 1940
        Jun. 26, 2020

        William Mortensen, “Joan.” Vintage gelatin silver print, ca 1940

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        William Mortensen, “Joan.” 15 x 12 inch vintage gelatin silver print ca. 1940 tipped onto a 21 ½ x 16 inch mat. The sentimentality seems sincere though it intentionally borders on kitch. That is one of the fascinating things about Mortensen’s work; it is both sometimes an example of kitch but also an ironic play that anticipates Pop Art. Illustrated on the cover of Mortensen’s “Flash.” Here is a link to a PDF that makes it easy to browse the offerings.

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      • William Mortensen, “Johan the Mad.” Vintage textured gelatin silver print, ca 1936
        Jun. 26, 2020

        William Mortensen, “Johan the Mad.” Vintage textured gelatin silver print, ca 1936

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        William Mortensen, “Johan the Mad.” 12 x 10 inch vintage textured gelatin silver print ca. 1936. Illustrated in Mortensen’s book “Monsters and Madonnas” and on p.45 in “Projection Control.” Like the previous there is an exaggerated sense of theatricality. “Johan the Mad” was the name given to a Queen of Castile. Mortensen referred to her “crazy tragic journey through the kingdoms of Europe, bearing with her the corpse of her husband on her back. She has come to be a symbol and prototype of the tortured quest for something irrevocable.” Mortensen sometimes incorporated designed words in his compositions. Here is a link to a PDF that makes it easy to browse the offerings.

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      • William Mortensen, “Gentleman of Leisure.” Textured gelatin silver print, ca 1940
        Jun. 26, 2020

        William Mortensen, “Gentleman of Leisure.” Textured gelatin silver print, ca 1940

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        William Mortensen, “Gentleman of Leisure.” 14 ¼ x 11 ¼ inch textured gelatin silver print, vintage ca. 1940. The title is somewhat ironic. Illustrated in “Pictorial Lighting,” second edition, p. 129. Here is a link to a PDF that makes it easy to browse the offerings.

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      • William Mortensen, “Machiavelli.” Vintage gelatin silver print, ca 1936
        Jun. 26, 2020

        William Mortensen, “Machiavelli.” Vintage gelatin silver print, ca 1936

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        William Mortensen, “Machiavelli.” 14 x 11 inch gelatin silver print, vintage ca, 1936 on a 19 ½ x 16 inch exhibition mount, titled and signed beneath the print. Mortensen (1897 – 1965) opened a studio in Laguna, California and wrote 9 books. Like other pictorialists he loved to work on his photographs to give them a character similar to graphic works far different from the character sought by “straight” photographs. Many of them, especially in California, loathed him. Ansel Adams called him a “devil” and “Antichrist.” He developed a distinctive choice of subjects that were lurid, sometimes erotic, often powerful. The textured effect is achieved by the use of a screen, an example of which is offered in Lot 66. This is illustrated in Mortensen’s book “Monsters and Madonnas.” The prints offered here came from someone who was Mortensan’s assistant in 1938 and 1948. Here is a link to a PDF that makes it easy to browse the offerings.

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      • William Mortensen, Publicity still for Cecil B. De Mille’s Biblical epic KING OF KINGS. Gelatin silver print, 1927
        Jun. 26, 2020

        William Mortensen, Publicity still for Cecil B. De Mille’s Biblical epic KING OF KINGS. Gelatin silver print, 1927

        Est: $300 - $500

        William Mortensen, Publicity still for Cecil B. De Mille’s Biblical epic KING OF KINGS. 10 x 8 inch gelatin silver print, 1927. Mortensen went to Hollywood in 1922 with the 14-year old Fay Wray, the sister of his fiancé. Fay was to become the star of KING KONG. He did studio work in Hollywood especially for Cecil B. De Mille, who liked his work very much and published a monograph of Mortensen’s photographa on the set of KING OF KINGS. This print has the original slug on the verso and a stamp “Photo by Wm. Mortensen Credit Appreciated.” Here is a link to a PDF that makes it easy to browse the offerings.

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      • WILLIAM H. MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Morocco.
        Jun. 11, 2020

        WILLIAM H. MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Morocco.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        WILLIAM H. MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Morocco. Silver print, the image measuring 13 1/2x10 1/4 inches (33.7x26 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with Mortensen's signature and title, in ink, on recto, and notations, in an unidentified hand, in the negative. Circa 1930

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • WILLIAM H. MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Nude with telephone.
        Jun. 11, 2020

        WILLIAM H. MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Nude with telephone.

        Est: $1,400 - $1,800

        WILLIAM H. MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Nude with telephone. Silver print, the image measuring 14x11 1/2 inches (35.6x30 cm.), the sheet slightly larger. 1949

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Woman of Arles.
        Feb. 25, 2020

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Woman of Arles.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Woman of Arles. Silver print, the image measuring 7 7/8x5 3/4 inches (20x14.6 cm.), the sheet 10x8 inches (25.4x20.3 cm.), with Mortensen's signature and title, in pencil, on recto. Circa 1934

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • WILLIAM H. MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Morocco.
        Oct. 17, 2019

        WILLIAM H. MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Morocco.

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        WILLIAM H. MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Morocco. Mixed-media silver print with relief elements, the image measuring 12x9 inches (30.5x22.9 cm.), flush mounted. Circa 1930

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • William Mortensen: "A Loaf of Bread a Jug of Wine And Thou…", c. 1925, silver print
        Oct. 27, 2018

        William Mortensen: "A Loaf of Bread a Jug of Wine And Thou…", c. 1925, silver print

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        "A Loaf of Bread a Jug of Wine And Thou…", c. 1925, silver print, signed, titled, and photographer's hand stamp recto, Image size: 13.25"x9.75"; Sheet Size: 17.5"x12.5"

        The Photo Review
      • William Mortensen Silver Print La Chatte Ca.1935
        Apr. 22, 2017

        William Mortensen Silver Print La Chatte Ca.1935

        Est: $100 - $200

        An authentic gelatin silver print by William Mortensen. However, this signed artwork is in as found condition thus the low estimate. The photo is creased from one side to the other and the sheet is dirty. Artists pencil signature and seal unaffected. Silver print measures 4.5" x 6", sheet size 12.25" x 8.75". We ship most items in house. Exclusions include furniture, oversized framed artwork and heavier items. Please inquire for shipping quotes.

        Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
      • WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965) A portfolio of 12 plates related to Mortensen's interpretation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
        Oct. 25, 2016

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965) A portfolio of 12 plates related to Mortensen's interpretation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

        Est: $6,000 - $9,000

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965) A portfolio of 12 plates related to Mortensen's interpretation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches (24.1x19.1 cm.), the sheets 13x9 3/4 inches (33x24.8 cm.), each with Mortensen's signature, in pencil, on recto, and with the Rubaiyat quatrain, in pencil, in Mortensen's hand, on verso; enclosed in a patterned paper folder with a paper label, lightly worn. Circa 1925

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • William Mortensen, (1897-1965), Stamboul., Bromoil transfer photographic print., 10" x 8 1/4". Very good
        Mar. 12, 2016

        William Mortensen, (1897-1965), Stamboul., Bromoil transfer photographic print., 10" x 8 1/4". Very good

        Est: $200 - $400

        William Mortensen (1897-1965) Stamboul. Bromoil transfer photographic print. Semi nude female portrait in costume. 10" x 8 1/4". Very good

        Ripley Auctions
      • WILLIAM MORTENSEN, ARCHIVE OF PRINTS AND MODELS
        Oct. 22, 2015

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN, ARCHIVE OF PRINTS AND MODELS

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Mortensen is known for his visionary, sometimes grotesque and erotic images, as well as his many publications of instruction for photographers. This collection reveals something of his working procedure, using models of girls and women he had photographed sometimes from their childhood and youth, whose features were eventually transformed into the subjects of some of his important images. All the prints are gelatin silver. There is a 12 7/8 x 9 5/8- inch print of a seated nude holding a sketch pad, signed and dated '43 on the print, dry mounted to a larger mount. A close head portrait of this model, with "PAT" lettered in the print, is tipped onto a gray paper mat that in turn is tipped onto a tan mount. There are three other variant close portraits of her, [one bent.], all 12 7/8 x 9 5/8- inches. Research notes on photocopies by a previous owner show Pat as the subject for other images, including "American Girl." She is a seated nude that is the inside cover of Mortensen's "Pictorial Lighting," and appears as "Ann of Cleves." A flexible negative and positive (interpositive) shows her as she appears on the cover of "Pictorial Lighting." [2 copies of each.] It is difficult to tell how much manipulation has gone into his photographs, but it seems he may transpose the faces of some favorite models onto bodies: Two 13 1/8 x 10 ½ inch photographs, one in color, show a woman, in profile, holding a large umbrella. There are six studio portraits of a woman, one, 9 3/8 x7 ½- inches is mounted on board The others are 13 7/8 x 11 - inches. She may be the person who is posed with the umbrella. There are 3 5 x 7- inch glass negatives of the standing umbrella model. There is another group of portraits of a woman. 6 are variants of the same pose-- she's wearing a shirt with a hood, with her head resting on her hand. Two are in color. There are 7 ordinary snapshots of her, and two of her in a bathing suit. One of these, in which she is seated on a rock in a river, is mounted in a studio folder. None of these is a glamour portrait. They seem to show an obsessive fascination with this woman who may have been a friend. Twelve 5 ½ x 7- inch snapshots of teen-age girls in bathing suits on the beach, not erotic, also show some long time interest in these girls as ordinary subjects. Some of them would later be models for major photographs. One of them appears in two larger portraits, one candid one of her talking on a telephone. The telephone image also appears in a group of smaller snapshots. Telephones appear as props in some of Mortensen's erotic photographs, but this is just an ordinary snapshot. There is a large vignette portrait of a young woman, and a color photograph of her as in a high school yearbook photo. Another typical color studio portrait of a woman is identified by the previous owner as the subject of Mortensen's "Mary." A group of small snapshots shows girls posed alongside an American flag. These may be studies for a planned photograph. The telephone images mentioned above are in this group of snapshots, as well as some other snapshots of these girls. There is a group of small snapshots of groups of girls on bicycles. A small group of flexible negatives and interpositives includes a self portrait. As A.D. Coleman observed, in the introduction to Stephen Romano's "A Pictorial Compendium of Witchcraft," that "the apparently haphazard dispersal of his archive: master prints, work prints, negatives, manuscripts, correspondence, notes... [are] scattered and, for the most part, presumed lost. So we must cherish those salvaged bits and pieces that survive. If the critical literature on this notable figure seems thin, we can attribute that in good part to the scarcity of primary source materials." Hopefully this lot can supplement the existing material. These have some soil and minor damage. This is primary research material, not exhibition prints.

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      • The Command to Look: A Formula for Picture Success
        Mar. 14, 2015

        The Command to Look: A Formula for Picture Success

        Est: $30 - $60

        Photographed by William Mortensen. Published by Camera Craft Publishing Company, 1945. Fourth printing. Pictorial softcover with sprial binding, in Good condition. Some bending on edges of cover. Book condition is Excellent. 190 pages. Weight: .5 lb.

        Tamarkin Rare Camera Auctions
      • Monsters & Madonnas: A Book of Methods
        Mar. 14, 2015

        Monsters & Madonnas: A Book of Methods

        Est: $25 - $50

        Photographed by William Mortensen. Published by Camera Craft Publishing Company, 1946. Third printing. Pictorial softcover with sprial binding, in Poor condition. Book condition is Good. Un-paginated. Weight: 1 lb.

        Tamarkin Rare Camera Auctions
      • Mortensen, William: Monsters & Madonnas
        Dec. 04, 2013

        Mortensen, William: Monsters & Madonnas

        Est: €150 - €200

        Monsters & Madonnas. A Book of Methods. With numerous black and white photographs printed in gravure. 31 x 24 cm. Original spiral bound photo-illustrated wrappers (edges lightly bumped). San Francisco, Camera Craft Publishing, 1948. Second edition. Fourth printing. - Inside cover slightly yellowed along upper edge, small collector's stamp on three pages, otherwise in very good condition.

        Bassenge Auctions
      • MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) Portfolio entitled "Compositions," with 7 kitschy studies of the female form.
        Apr. 18, 2013

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) Portfolio entitled "Compositions," with 7 kitschy studies of the female form.

        Est: $6,000 - $9,000

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) Portfolio entitled "Compositions," with 7 kitschy studies of the female form. Silver prints on gevelux paper, each approximately 12 3/4x10 1/2 inches (32.4x26.7 cm.), and the reverse, sheet size 15x12 1/2 inches (38.1x31.8 cm.), 4 with Mortensen's handwritten title and each with his signature, in ink, on recto. Folio-size pictorial wrappers, worn; contents loose as issued. Circa 1938

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      • MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) Portfolio entitled "Compositions," with 7 kitschy studies of the female form.
        Oct. 04, 2012

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) Portfolio entitled "Compositions," with 7 kitschy studies of the female form.

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) Portfolio entitled "Compositions," with 7 kitschy studies of the female form. Silver prints on gevelux paper, each approximately 12 3/4x10 1/2 inches (32.4x26.7 cm.), and the reverse, sheet size 15x12 1/2 inches (38.1x31.8 cm.), 4 with Mortensen's handwritten title and each with his signature, in ink, on recto. Folio-size pictorial wrappers, worn; contents loose as issued. Circa 1938

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      • WILLIAM MORTENSEN (AMERICAN, 1897-1965) Sajiin bromoil oil photograph
        Jul. 22, 2012

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (AMERICAN, 1897-1965) Sajiin bromoil oil photograph

        Est: $150 - $200

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (AMERICAN, 1897-1965) Sajiin bromoil oil photograph signed 'W.Mortensen' lower right below image titled lower centre below image 18.5 x 14.5cm

        Leonard Joel
      • Livres de photographies: Mortensen, William
        Oct. 20, 2011

        Livres de photographies: Mortensen, William

        Est: €250 - €300

        Livres de photographies: Mortensen, William (1897-1965) Monsters and Madonnas. Camera Craft Publishing Co., San Francisco, 1936. In-4 (31 x 24 cm). Seconde édition. Reliure à spirale. Couverture souple illustrée. Mortensen,...

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      • MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) Fay Wray.
        May. 19, 2011

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) Fay Wray.

        Est: $1,400 - $1,800

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) Fay Wray. Silver print, 10 1/2x8 1/4 inches (26.7x21 cm.), on the two-toned sheet, with Mortensen's red monogram and his signature and notation "Wescosio Studio," in pencil, on recto. Circa 1933

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      • William Mortensen (American, 1897-1965) Portrait
        Jan. 01, 2011

        William Mortensen (American, 1897-1965) Portrait

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        A William Mortensen silver print with the photographer's red ink stamp on lower paper mount, in excellent condition, image is 7 5/8 x 10 1/4 inches. Frame is 14.25" by 17.25".

        J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC
      • WILLIAM MORTENSEN (American, 1897-1965) The Fan, circa
        Jun. 09, 2010

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (American, 1897-1965) The Fan, circa

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (American, 1897-1965) The Fan, circa 1940s Gelatin silver Paper: 15-3/8 x 11-3/4 inches (39.1 x 29.8 cm) Image: 13 x 10 inches (33 x 25.4 cm) Recto: titled and signed,The Fan, William Mortensen in ink State: unmounted

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      • Mortensen, William - The Fan
        Jun. 09, 2010

        Mortensen, William - The Fan

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (American, 1897-1965) The Fan, circa 1940s Gelatin silver Paper: 15-3/8 x 11-3/4 inches (39.1 x 29.8 cm) Image: 13 x 10 inches (33 x 25.4 cm) Recto: titled and signed,The Fan, William Mortensen in ink State: unmounted

        Heritage Auctions
      • MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) "Rebis."
        Mar. 23, 2010

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) "Rebis."

        Est: $3,000 - $4,500

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) "Rebis." Silver print, 13 3/4x11 1/2 inches (34.9x29.2 cm.), with Mortensen's signature, title and date, in pencil, on mount recto. 1936

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      • MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) "The Witches' Sabbat."
        Mar. 23, 2010

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) "The Witches' Sabbat."

        Est: $3,000 - $4,500

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) "The Witches' Sabbat." Bromide print, 13 1/4x10 1/2 inches (33.7x26.7 cm.), with Mortensen's signature, in ink, on recto. 1930s

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      • MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) "Wind Blown."
        Mar. 23, 2010

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) "Wind Blown."

        Est: $1,400 - $1,800

        MORTENSEN, WILLIAM (1897-1965) "Wind Blown." Silver print, 14x11 1/2 inches (35.6x29.2 cm.), with Mortensen's signature and title, in pencil, on recto. 1930s

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      • WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965)
        Oct. 08, 2009

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Pictorial Photography, 1933 20 bromoil silver prints each either titled (in the negative) or in pencil (on the mount); each with red monogram credit stamp (on the mount); contained in a oblong 4to. case with cloth ties and decorative label affixed (on the cover) each approximately 5¾ x 4½in. (14.5 x 11.5cm.)

        Christie's
      • WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965)
        Oct. 08, 2009

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897-1965) Seven Ages of Woman Hollywood, California: Self published, 1928. 8 photogravures, bound in a 4to volume; varying sizes from 4 1/8 x 4¾in. (10.6 x 12cm.) to 6 x 4½in. (15 x 11.3cm.); edition stamp, numbered in ink (on the flyleaf); number '17' of an edition of 20

        Christie's
      • " On the Beach" by William Mortensen.
        Apr. 28, 2009

        " On the Beach" by William Mortensen.

        Est: $2,500 - $3,000

        11 ¾" x 15" matte gelatin silver print, vintage ca. 1951. Title and Mortensen's signature in pen on the bottom margin, recto.

        Be-Hold
      • William Mortensen (American, 1897-1965); Betty;
        Dec. 21, 2008

        William Mortensen (American, 1897-1965); Betty;

        Est: $700 - $1,200

        Betty, c. 1934 Bromoil print, with the photographer's red ink stamp on lower paper mount, in good condition, one tiny surface rub in her hair, not framed. 7 1/4 x 5 5/8in

        Bonhams
      • Three sepia photographs of early performers, 1920s
        Dec. 21, 2008

        Three sepia photographs of early performers, 1920s

        Est: $300 - $500

        All vintage prints with a matte finish; the first shot by William Mortensen depicts a model next to an annotation reading "Salome;" the second shot by M.F. Seeley depicts a female dancer; the third shot by Witzel depicts a dancing couple. All Matted and Framed: Various Sizes; Photographs: 7 x 6in and 9 x 7in

        Bonhams
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