• The Miller-Plummer Collection  auction at Christies

    Sale 2279

    The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs

    8 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 514

    EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)

    Belle Grove Plantation House, Louisiana, 1941

    Price Realised  


    EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)
    Belle Grove Plantation House, Louisiana, 1941
    gelatin silver print
    initialed and dated in pencil (on the mount); signed, titled and dated in pencil (on the reverse of the mount)
    9 5/8 x 7 5/8in. (24.5 x 19.3cm.)

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    Simeon Braguin enjoyed a long and successful career as a fashion illustrator and art director. He was also a painter of lyrical abstractions that link him with the New York School, the group of innovative painters who created Abstract Expressionism during the 1940s and 50s. During the early 1950s, he and his second wife, Janet Chatfield Taylor, a fashion editor, were well-known figures on the art circuit. Braguin also befriended and passed on illustration assignments to the young Andy Warhol. Braguin left the bulk of his estate to Yale University to establish the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund for American Art.


    From the artist;
    to Simeon and Janet Braguin; acquired 1970s


    Newhall, The Photographs of Edward Weston, The Museum of Modern Art, 1946, p. 31; Conger, Edward Weston: Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography, Center for Creative Photography, 1992, fig. 1623/1941