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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    TONI FRISSELL (1907-1988)

    Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida, 1947

    Price Realised  

    TONI FRISSELL (1907-1988)
    Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida, 1947
    gelatin silver print
    credited and dated with copyright insignia probably by photographer, copyright credit stamp, captioned 'Midsummer Night's Dream' and annotated in another hand, all in ink on verso
    8 x 9¾in. (20.3 x 24.7cm.)


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    Frissell shot this mystical image in the underwater mermaid theatre at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida. An avid sportswoman, her fashion shots were lauded for posing chic models in sporty, active scenarios.

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    Provenance

    Christie's New York, 5 October 1995, lot 38;
    acquired by present owner.


    Literature

    Toni Frissell Photographs: 1933-1967, André Deutsch Ltd., 1994, frontispiece titled 'Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida'.