Description: oil print, mounted, titled in pencil on the mount, signed 'P. Dubreuil, M. L. S. P' and titled in pencil, annotated '42. The Cheese Bowl' in ink,' and with the photographer's red 'DB 69' stamp on the reverse,
Dimensions: 9 5/8 by 8 in. (24.5 by 20.3 cm.)
Condition Report: This dramatic and abstract oil print, trimmed to the image and on double-weight paper with a very matte surface, is in generally excellent condition. The photograph is affixed to a textured, cream-colored paper mount: the upper and lower left corners are affixed with hinges and the upper, lower, and right edges of the print appear to be affixed to the mount with adhesive. The mount is lightly soiled on the front and reverse from handling. There is a tack-hole along the upper edge of the mount. Along the upper edge on the reverse of the mount is a thin yellowed adhesive remnant, suggesting that the mount was previously affixed to a secondary mount. Also on the reverse, '7' [circled] and 'D081/M' are written in an unidentified hand in pencil.
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London, The Royal Photographic Society,
, August 1935
Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Pierre Dubreuil Photographies 1896-1935, October 1987 - January 1988
San Diego, The Museum of Photographic Arts, Pierre Dubreuil Rediscovered: The Masterprints 1900-1935, September - November 1988, and traveling thereafter to:
New York, Alliance Française, 1989
The Detroit Institute of the Arts, 1990
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The photographer to the Association Belge de Photographie, Brussels
Acquired from the above