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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 90

    NORMAN PARKINSON (1913-1990)

    Wenda Parkinson, The Lead, for Brogue 1948

    Price Realised  

    NORMAN PARKINSON (1913-1990)
    Wenda Parkinson, The Lead, for Brogue 1948
    gelatin silver print
    credit, title, date in pencil, in ink and Parkinson Trust Condé Nast Brogue copyright credit reproduction limitation and date stamps (on the verso)
    11 7/8 x 12¼in. (30.5 x 31in.)


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    Provenance

    The Norman Parkinson Estate;
    acquired 2005.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Norman Parkinson's pictures are like remarkable stills from a film of an interesting life. They always give me pleasure and a feeling of excitement. -- Irving Penn, June 1960


    Literature

    British Vogue, January 1949, pp. 34-35;
    Harrison, Parkinson Photographs 1935-1990, Conran Octopus, 1994, cover and pl. 71 (full frame) and 88.


    Post Lot Text

    This image was published in British Vogue (Brogue) in a feature, 'You and Your Eidelon'. The green taffeta cocktail dress is by Wallace.