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    Sale 7434

    Photographs

    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    SHERRIL SCHELL (1877-1964)

    Pattern of Light and Shadow Under Elevated R.R. Looking Up, 1930

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    SHERRIL SCHELL (1877-1964)
    Pattern of Light and Shadow Under Elevated R.R. Looking Up, 1930
    gelatin silver print
    signed in pencil on mount; titled and numbered '39' in pencil on reverse of mount
    12 x 9 1/8in. (30.5 x 23.2cm.)


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    Between 1929 and 1932, Schell produced a series of images of New York City conveying the visual excitement and new energy of the changing, modern metropolis. In 1932, Schell's photographs were included in 'Photographs of New York by New York Photographers' at the Julien Levy Gallery, a show which included works by a dozen photographers, including Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans.

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    Provenance

    Phillips, New York, 4 October 1998, lot 97;
    acquired by present owner.