• The Miller-Plummer Collection  auction at Christies

    Sale 2279

    The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs

    8 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 513

    FREDERICK H. EVANS (1853-1943)

    A Pillar of Chartres, 1906

    Price Realised  


    FREDERICK H. EVANS (1853-1943)
    A Pillar of Chartres, 1906
    platinum print
    signed and titled in pencil (on the mount)
    9 7/8 x 4 5/8in. (25 x 11.7cm.)

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    From the Collection of Evan Evans; acquired 1974-1975

    Pre-Lot Text

    Evans' decisive gift is, of course, the gift of seeing...A moment's examination of his cathedral interiors, in which the obscurist detail in the corners seems as delicately penciled by the darkness as the flood of sunshine through window or open door is penciled by the light, without a trace of halation or overexposure, will convince any expert that he is consummate at all points, as artist and negative-maker, no less as printer. (George Bernard Shaw, 'Evans -- An Appreciation, Camera Work, Number 4, October 1903)