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    Sale 5435

    Photographs

    26 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 26

    CECIL BEATON (1904-1980)

    Greta Garbo, 1946

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    CECIL BEATON (1904-1980)
    Greta Garbo, 1946
    gelatin silver print
    7¾ x 9½in. (19.5 x 24.1cm.)


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    Beaton was never permitted to photograph Garbo, his companion and lover, except for one rare occasion when she needed a passport picture. This image was taken during that sitting.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Originally acquired from Bergdorf Goodman fine art gallery, 1960s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE JAMES DANZIGER COLLECTION


    Literature

    Danziger, Beaton, Holt & Co., 1980, p.148, detail.