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    Sale 2113

    Photographs From The Collection Of Gert Elfering

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 85

    FERNAND FONSSAGRIVES (1910-2003)

    Lisa, 1949

    Price Realised  

    FERNAND FONSSAGRIVES (1910-2003)
    Lisa, 1949
    gelatin silver print
    signed in pencil and credit in ink (on the verso)
    9¾ x 7 1/8in. (24.8 x 18cm.)


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    The figure in this image is the photographer's wife Lisa. The picture was made in the year of their divorce. She was to marry Irving Penn, whom she had met in 1947 and who graciously acknowledged Fernand Fonssagrives for 'making some of the most beautiful images we have of joy, health and sport in the out of doors'. (Fernand Fonssagrives An Eye for Beauty, p. 9)

    Provenance

    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York


    Literature

    Muir, Fernand Fonssagrives An Eye for Beauty, Guiding Light, 2003, pl. 43, there titled 'Nu Sablé'.