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Photography Online Auction Thursday, June 6, 2019 Auction Starts at 1:00pm

Featuring O. Winston Link, Alfred Stieglitz, Andre Kertesz, Larry Fink, Walker Evans and more

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1 Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Tennessee Board and Batten, stamped print verso with copyright credit and Lunn Archive stamp, numbered in pencil “III 395�, gelatin silver print, 1936, printed later, 7-1/4 x 9-1/4 in. (sight); modern painted wood frame, 17-1/4 x 19 in., not examined out of frame, appears in good condition; frame in good condition Provenance: A Tennessee Collector Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

2 Larry Fink (American, b. 1941) Ellington Society, 1965, signed, titled, dated in pencil verso, gelatin silver print, printed 1980s. 16 x 20 in.; modern wood frame, 22 x 25-1/2 in., slight vertical surface scratch background center; frame in good condition Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

3 Honus Wagner Photograph early 20th century, photographer unknown, in early Pittsburgh Pirates uniform with teammates, silver gelatin print, 6 x 8 in.; unframed, laid down, upper left corner with crease, fading, small tear at upper edge center, surface dirt, small areas of staining, especially sky, backing board with missing corners, grime and wear Provenance: Estate of William Hodges, South Garden Plantation, Providence Forge, Virginia Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

4 Andre Kertesz (Hungarian/New York, 1894-1985) Underwater Swimmer, 1917, signed and dated lower margin, gelatin silver print, printed 1970s -1980s, 7 x 9-1/2 in.; modern black wood frame, 16-1/2 x 20-3/4 in., mounted to backing board, backing board mounted on additional backing with archival corners and tape, tiny surface ding water upper left, small area of spotting water upper center; frame in good condition Provenance: Pace MacGill Gallery, New York Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000


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5 Uli Rose (German/America, 20th century) Empire State Building, 1972, signed, dated, titled print margin recto, archival print on Hahnemuhle rag paper, printed later, 18-1/4 x 6 in. (image) on 22 x 17 in. paper; unframed, appears in good condition Estimate: $300 - $500

7 O. Winston Link (American, 1914-2001) Gooseneck Dam and No. 2, Natural Bridge, Virginia, March 30, 1956, signed pencil verso, copyright stamp verso, gelatin silver print, printed 1998 from a 1956 negative, 20 x 16 in.; modern black wood frame, 26-1/2 x 22 in., not removed from archival frame, appears in good condition; frame in good condition Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

6 O. Winston Link (American, 1914-2001) Locomotive 382 and the Buchanan Home, Green Cove, Virginia, October, 1956, signed and inscribed verso “nw1234/O Winston Link�, vintage gelatin silver print, 4 x 5 in. (sheet); modern black painted wood frame, 10-1/2 x 8-1/2 in., not examined out of frame, hinged in with archival corners, tiny surface abrasion road, middle; frame in good condition Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500 Link, O. Winston, and Thomas H. Garver. The Last Steam Railroad in America. New York: NY, Abrams, 2008, page 104.

8 O. Winston Link (American, 1914-2001) The Popes and the Last Steam Passenger Train, Max Meadows, Virginia, December 31, 1957, signed pencil verso, also stamped verso, gelatin silver print on paper, printed later, 19-1/2 x 15-1/2 in. (image)/20 x 16 in. (paper); modern black wood frame, 26-1/2 x 22 in., hinged in, appears in good condition; frame in good condition Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000


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9 O. Winston Link (American, 1914-2001) Valley and Train 382, Abingdon Branch, near Green Cove, Virginia, October 1956, signed and inscribed verso “nw1239/O Winston Link”, vintage gelatin silver print, 4 x 5 in. (sheet); modern black painted wood frame, 10-1/2 x 8-1/2 in., not examined out of frame, print appears in good condition, hinged in with archival corners: frame in good condition Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

10 Bill Brandt (British, 1904-1983) Oakworth Moor, Yorkshire, 1944, printed by the artist c. 1944, titled verso, photographer’s stamp verso, gelatin silver enlargement print, 10 x 8 in.; modern silver metal frame, 18-1/4 x 14-1/4 in., slight warping at right and left vertical edges under mat, surface crease lower edge center, another less pronounced lower left; frame with minimal wear Provenance: Mrs. Noya Brandt, London; Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York Estimate: $500 - $700

11 Uli Rose (German/America, 20th century) Beauty Queen, 1972, signed, dated, titled print margin recto, archival print on Hahnemuhle rag paper, printed later, 6-3/4 x 10 in. (image) on 22 x 17 in. paper; unframed, in good condition Estimate: $300 - $500

12 Margaret Bourke-White (New York/Connecticut, 1904-1971) Sunday Sermon, College Grove, Tennessee, c. 1936, stamped verso, also dated “circa 1936” in pencil verso, half-tone/photographic reproduction on paper, 6-1/2 x 6-1/4 in.; unframed, laid on mat board, corners of mat board bent. Provenance: A Tennessee Collector Estimate: $200 - $300


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13 Uli Rose (German/America, 20th century) Arthur Elgort, 1972, signed, dated, titled print margin recto, archival print on Hahnemuhle rag paper, printed later, 10 x 6-3/4 in. (image) on 22 x 17 in. paper; unframed, in good condition Estimate: $300 - $500

14 Uli Rose (German/America, 20th century) Delivery Man, 1972, signed, dated, titled print margin recto, archival print on Hahnemuhle rag paper, printed later, 18-1/2 x 12-1/2 in. (image) on 22 x 17 in. paper; unframed, in good condition Estimate: $300 - $500

15 Peter Zander (American, b. 1956) The Rope Swing, 1992, signed and dated print verso, archival print on Hahnemuhle rag paper, printed later, 9 x 13-1/2 in.(image); modern black wood frame, 17 x 21 in., appears in good condition; frame with minimal wear Estimate: $300 - $500

16 John Woolf (American, b. 1952) Back of Pink Daisy, 2015, #1 from an edition of 10, signed, numbered, titled, dated, mount verso, dye sub transfer print on aluminum, 20 x 16 in., appears in good condition Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000


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17 D.W. Mellor (American, b. 1947) Gift of Shells, 2003, signed and dated verso, gelatin silver print, 7-3/4 x 9-1/2 in.; modern black wood frame, 16-1/2 x 18 in., mounted to archival backing, backing mounted with corners to additional backing, print in good condition; frame in good condition Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

18 George Andrew Tice (American, b. 1938) White Cat, 1978, signed lower right (on backing) “Geo. A. Tice”, inscribed verso backing “Cat Series #1, 1978 Print: 9/28/79 Brovira/Selenium”, gelatin silver print, 9 x 13-1/2 in. (image); modern metal frame, image is full bleed, mounted to backing board, matted to show signature below print on backing, appears in good condition; frame with wear Estimate: $800 - $1,200

19 Vintage Photos of Abraham and Mary Lincoln Carte de Visite, c. 1865, with miniature photographs in deeply embossed patriotic backing mat measuring 4 x 2-1/2 in.; period wood and gilt wood frame, 13 x 11 in., surface grime, toning, tipped on to backing with archival corners and tape; frame with wear, reinforced corners verso Provenance: A Tennessee Collector Estimate: $200 - $300

20 Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946) September, photogravure from Camera Notes: 6-1/2 x 4-3/4 in. tipped in, fading, original tissue with title intact; and a print of a gravure from Camera Notes, Gossip - Venice, 5 x 6-3/4 in. (image) fading, toning, upper left corner creased, Provenance: Private Collection, North Carolina Estimate: $200 - $400


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21 Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946) Winter - 5th Avenue, 1892, vintage photogravure on tissue, from Camera Work, Oct., 1905, 12:7, modern metal frame, tear through print lower left edge; Lucia Chase in Dark Elegies, 1958, gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 (sheet), inscribed verso “Photo by Walter E. Owen, 1958/Lucia Chase in Dark Elegies”; modern lucite frame, 11 x 8-1/4 in. scratches to print surface left side background, small surface crease upper right; an unsigned image of 6 cats, silver gelatin print, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 (sight); modern metal frame 14-1/4 x 17 in. some warping to sheet Provenance: Gallery 292, New York, NY (Stieglitz) Estimate: $400 - $600 Walter E. Owen was an important early dance photographer, with a studio in New York City near City Center. Lucia Chase, his subject, was a dancer and co-founder of American Ballet Theater.

22 Ernest R. Ashton (British, 1867-1951) Two Photogravures; Evening Near the Pyramides, from Camera Notes 1898, 4-3/4 x 6-1/2 in., toning to sheet, fading, tears at lower edge of sheet, original cover sheet detached but present, with small tears at edges; A Cairene Cafe, from Camera Notes 1901, 7-1/2 x 5-3/4 in., toning to sheet, water stain to sheet lower edge, not affecting image, original tissue cover with title intact, Provenance: Private Collection, North Carolina Estimate: $200 - $300

23 Fergus Bourke (Irish, 1934-2004) Two landscape photos: Storm Clouds Over the Bens, 15-1/2 x 15-1/2 in.; Dushny, Connemara, 16 x 15-1/2 in., both signed in pencil backing board lower right, titled pencil lower left, both gelatin silver prints; both in modern silver metal frames, 24 x 24 in.; 24-1/4 x 24 in., not examined out of frames, both appear floating on backing boards, probably hinged in, the first with minor crease lower left corner; frames with minimal wear Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $500 - $700

24 R. H. Lesesne (Florida, active 1900-1930s) Two Florida Orotones, both signed in the plate “Lesesne”, 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 in.; 8-1/2 x 6-1/2 in.; both in gold painted wood frames, 8 x 10 in.; 10 x 8 in., the horizontal with a tiny spot of loss to gold at road center, one small scratch right side center; vertical image with extensive loss to upper 1/4 plate, gold almost completely separated from plate, lower 3/4 image with minimal wear; both frames with wear Provenance: Private Collection, North Carolina Estimate: $500 - $700


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25 Ray Stubblebine (American, 20th century) Santa Fe Buildings, 1975, signed, titled, numbered 9/10 in pencil lower margin, gelatin silver print, 7-1/2 x 5 in. (image); modern silver metal frame, 14-1/4 x 11-3/4 in., not examined out of frame, appears in good, un-retouched condition (some white spots and dust in negative as made); frame with minimal wear Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $200 - $400

26 Paul Jeremias (Canadian, b. 1957) Launch Pad, Cape Canaveral, Florida, signed nearly illegibly margin lower right, titled margin lower left, Cibachrome print, 23 x 18 in. (sight); modern silver metal frame, 33 x 26-1/2 in., not examined out of frame, area of unknown surface anomaly lower right side, archival corner just visible at lower eight corner; frame with minimal wear Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $300 - $500

27 Paul Jeremias (Canadian, b. 1957) Santa Fe Opera Stage, 1991, titled lower left margin “Stage Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM 1991”, (from the 1991 production of Puccini’s “La Fanciulla Del West”), editioned 3/10, signed indistinctly lower right margin and dated 2003, color print, 20 x 24 in. (sheet); modern wood frame, 27-1/2 x 30-3/4 in., appears in good condition; frame in god condition Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $300 - $500

28 Paul Jeremias (Canadian, b. 1957) Launch Complex, Cape Canaveral, Florida, 2003, signed margin lower right “P. Jeremias 2003”, titled lower left margin, illegible edition margin center, color print, 18-1/4 x 22 in. (sight); modern silver metal frame 28-3/4 x 31 in., approx. 6 small un-retouched scratches right side sky, frame with minimal wear Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $300 - $500


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29 Paul Jeremias (Canadian, b. 1957) Flame Bucket, Launch Complex 19, Cape Canaveral, Florida, 2003, signed margin lower right “P. Jeremias 2003�, titled margin lower left, Cibachrome print, 23-1/4 x 18 in. (sight); modern silver metal frame, 33 x 26-1/2 in., not examined out of frame, appears in good condition, archival corner visible lower right; frame with minimal wear Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $300 - $500

30 William Clift (American, b. 1944) Mont St. Michel in the Distance, signed in pencil lower right mat verso, sepia toned print, 6 x 7-1/2 in. (sight); modern silver metal frame, 14-1/4 x 17 in., not examined out of frame, appears in good condition; frame with minimal wear and abrasions Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $500 - $700

31 William Clift (American, b. 1944) Mont St. Michel, France, c. 1977, signed in pencil mat recto lower right, gelatin silver print, 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. (sight); modern silver metal frame, 14-1/4 x 17-1/4 in., not examined out of frame, appears in good condition; frame with minimal wear and abrasions Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $500 - $700

32 William Clift (American, b. 1944) Mont St. Michel, From the Roof, signed in pencil lower right mat recto, gelatin silver print, 8 x 10-1/2 in. (sight): modern silver metal frame, 14-1/4 x 17 in., not examined out of frame, appears in good condition; frame with minimal wear and abrasions Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $500 - $700


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33 William Clift (American, b. 1944) Old Rhode Island Greening Apple Tree, Milton, photogravure, printed in 1993 from a 1986 negative, signed by the artist label verso, ed. 14/250, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. (image); modern silver metal frame 16-1/4 x 18-1/4 in., not examined out of frame, slight warping of the paper visible, otherwise appears in good condition; frame with minimal wear Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $300 - $500 Note attached verso: “Two-hundred and fifty copies of “Old Rhode Island Greening Apples, Milton” were printed by Jon Goodman in Hadley, Massachusetts during the summer of 1993. It is a hand-pulled, dust grained photogravure made from a copper plate produced directly from William Clift’s original negative. This gravure accompanies a slipcased copy of the book, A Hudson Landscape. Each has been signed and numbered by the photographer.” signed William Clift/”This is Number 14.”(Book not present)

35 Three Half-Tones from Camera Work IV, 1903 Two by Arthur E. Becher, When the Hills are Mown, from a gum print, 5 x 6-1/2 in.; tipped in, minimal surface wear, some fading; and Moonlight, 6-3/4 x 5-1/4 in.; tipped in, fading; John G. Bullock, The White Wall, from a gum print, 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 in.; tipped in, fading, small wrinkle at top left edge, Provenance: Private Collection, North Carolina Estimate: $300 - $500

34 Ruth R. Scott (20th /21st century) Devils Tower, signed lower right mat “Ruth R. Scott”, photographic color print, 9 x 13-1/2 in. (sight); modern wood frame, 16-1/2 x 21 in., not examined out of frame, appears in good condition; frame in good condition Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection Estimate: $100 - $200

36 C. Yarnall Abbott (Philadelphia/Rockport, Massachusetts, 1879-1938) Two half tones from Camera Notes 1903; Decorative Landscape, 5 x 6-1/2 in., tipped in, fading, original tissue with title intact; A Coryphee, red toned, 7 x 3-7/8 in., tipped onto tissue, attached at corners to secondary backing paper, possible fading, Provenance: Private Collection, North Carolina Estimate: $200 - $300


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37 Diana Bloomfield (North Carolina, b. 20th century) Middle Island, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, 2002, titled and labeled verso, toned, hand-tinted silver gelatin print, pin-hole camera, 19-7/8 x 237/8 in.; modern silver metal frame, 31-1/4 x 35-1/4 in., not examined out of frame, appears laid down, small anomaly lower left edge; frame with minimal wear Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $400 - $600

38 Larry Schwarm (American, 20th century) Fire Lines, Chase County, Kansas, 1990, printed 2004, signed, dated, inscribed and numbered 3/40 lower margin recto, Ecktachrome, 16-1/2 x 16-1/2 in. (image); brushed silver metal frame 30-3/4 x 26-1/4 in., not examined out of frame, slight warp apparent at lower edge under mat Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $300 - $500

39 Michael Kenna (British/America, b. 1953) Ratcliffe Power Station, Study 43, Nottinghamshire, England, 2003, signed in pencil lower edge backing board recto “3/45 Michael Kenna 2003”, also signed, titled, numbered in pencil backing board verso, sepia toned silver gelatin print, 8 x 7-1/2 in.; matted, unframed, 20 x 16 in., mounted, good condition Provenance: Robert Mann Gallery (label verso), New York; Private Collection Estimate: $600 - $800

40 Miro Svolik (Czechoslovakia, b. 1960) Na Pole (On the Field), 1989, signed, dated, titled in pencil, print verso “Miro Svolik/1989 Na Pole!”, gelatin silver print, 10-1/2 x 14-1/2 in. (image); modern black finished metal frame, 18-3/4 x 22-3/4 in., areas of discoloration of unknown origin, upper right corner with surface tear under mat Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $300 - $500


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41 three photogravures from Camera Notes L.W. Brownell, Red-Eyed Vireo, 6-1/4 x 4-1/4 in.; tipped in, backing sheet with missing lower right corner and tear at right side (not in image), fading; Tom Bright, Returning from the Pasture, 5 x 9 in. (image); some fading, toning at margins; R. L. Begue, Decorative Figure, toning at margins; all unframed, Provenance: Private Collection, North Carolina Estimate: $500 - $700

42 Will A. Cadby (British, 1866-1937) three half tones; Stormlight, from Camera Work IV, 1904, 3-3/4 x 5-1/8 in., tipped in, fading, Under the Pines, from Camera Work IV, 1904, 7-1/4 x 5 in., tipped in, fading, Path up the Hillside, probably from Camera Notes 1902, signed in plate, 7-3/4 x 4 in., with original tissue cover, tipped in, Provenance: Private Collection, North Carolina Estimate: $300 - $500

43 Conrad H. Lowman (American, 20th century) March to Rich Inlet at Hutaff & Figure Eight Island, Wilmington, NC, 1995, signed pencil recto mat lower right, titled pencil mat lower left, color print, 19-1/2 x 19-1/2 in. (sight); modern brushed silver metal frame, 28-1/2 x 281/2 in., not examined out of frame, appears in good condition; frame in good condition Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $300 - $500

44 Bill Westheimer (American, 20th century) New York, 2005, signed lower right “Bill Westheimer 2005” also stamped recto under mat “Charles Schwartz/Camera Obscura/21 east 90th st. New York”, also inscribed in pencil lower left “1/5”, digital print on paper, 14-3/4 x 10 in.; metal sectional frame 23-1/2 x 19-1/2 in., hinged in, in good condition; frame with minimal abrasions Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $200 - $400


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45 American School (20th century) Foggy Day, indecipherable signature lower left margin, numbered 8/15, dated “98, stamped margin far right, archival print, 15-1/2 x 14-1/2 in. (image); modern brushed silver metal frame, 20-1/2 x 26-1/4 in., warping to sheet, sheet unmatted; frame with minimal wear Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $200 - $400

47 American School (20th/21st century) Two photographs--Misty Day in the Park, signed illegibly lower left, possibly dated 01, color print, 18-1/4 x 27-1/2 in.; modern black wood frame, 32-1/2 x 41-1/2 in.; Bayonne Park, signed illegibly margin lower right, titled margin lower left, silver gelatin print, 11-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. (sight); modern silver metal frame, 15-4/5 x 14-3/4 in., not examined out of frame, Misty Day appears in good condition, Bayonne Park with slight warp to paper; frames with minimal wear Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $300 - $500

46 American School (20th century) Two landscape photographs: Entrance to Englewood, 5/50, 11 x 10-1/2 in.; Stone Arches, 18/50, 11-1/2 x 10-1/2 in., both signed indistinctly, numbered and titled in pen lower margin, both gelatin silver prints; both brushed silver metal frames, 15-1/4 x 15 in.; 15-3/4 x 15 in., both hinged in, glue remnants mats verso, toning, apparent areas of retouch especially Stone Arches; frames with minimal wear Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $200 - $400

48 American or European School (20th century) Dog in a Landscape, signed indistinctly in pencil lower right margin, dated ‘99, gelatin silver print, 6 x 14 in. (sight); matted not framed, 14-1/2 x 22 in., possibly laid down, appears in good condition; mat and backing bonded together Provenance: Private Collection Estimate: $300 - $500


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49 Bruce Landon Davidson (American, b. 1933) The Welsh Pony, 1965, from “The Welsh Miners” portfolio, signed print verso “Bruce Davidson”, gelatin silver print, 8 x 12 in. (image); modern metal frame, 16-1/4 x 20-1/2 in., attached to backing with archival corners; frame with wear Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

51 Large Group of WW I Photographs in an envelope from the War Department Signal Corps, approx. 60 photographic prints; together with a group of approx. 20 photographs of Philippine Islands forts; an envelope of personal photographs from Mexico; an album of Culver Military Academy clippings, all with wear and fading, no frames Provenance: Property of the Reeves Family, formerly of Annandale Plantation, Georgetown, South Carolina Estimate: $300 - $500

50 Four Photogravures from Camera Notes Eustace Calland (British, active 1890s-1910s), The Mall, 6 x 4-1/2 in. (image), fading, toning, staining at top of sheet (not in image); Lionel C. Bennett (British, late 19th -20th century), A Stormy Evening, 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 in. (image), toning, fading; James Wells Champney (American, 1843-1903), A Study, 4-1/2 in. dia. (tondo), toning, fading, tape remnants and wear at corners, not visible under mat; Prescott Adamson, (American, 1863-1933), Midst Steam and Smoke, c. 1900-1905, 5-1/4 x 7-1/4 in. toning, fading, Provenance: Private Collection, North Carolina Estimate: $300 - $500

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Photography Online Auction | June 6, 2019  

Featuring O. Winston Link, Alfred Stieglitz, Andre Kertesz, Larry Fink, Walker Evans and more Thursday, June 6, 2019 begins at 1:00 pm EDT

Photography Online Auction | June 6, 2019  

Featuring O. Winston Link, Alfred Stieglitz, Andre Kertesz, Larry Fink, Walker Evans and more Thursday, June 6, 2019 begins at 1:00 pm EDT