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    Sale 5435

    Photographs

    26 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 4

    W. EUGENE SMITH (1918-1978)

    Saipan, June 1944; Iwo Jima, February 1945

    Price Realised  

    W. EUGENE SMITH (1918-1978)
    Saipan, June 1944; Iwo Jima, February 1945
    2 gelatin silver prints, printed later
    the first signed and titled in pencil on mount
    13 x 10½in. (33 x 26cm.); 9 5/8 x 13½in. (24.5 x 34.3cm.) (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF DAVID PUTTNAM, CBE,
    SOLD TO BENEFIT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY


    Literature

    Johnson, W. Eugene Smith: Master of the Photographic Essay, Aperture, 1981, p.23, no.2:082, Saipan and front cover & p.30, no.2:146, Iwo Jima.