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    Sale 12204

    Photographs

    5 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 257

    W. Eugene Smith (1918–1978)

    The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    W. Eugene Smith (1918–1978)
    The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946
    gelatin silver print, mounted on original board, printed c. 1960
    signed in stylus (recto); signed with photographer's '821 6th Ave' address, copyright and reproduction limitation in ink (mount, verso)
    image/sheet: 15 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (37.8 x 33.8 cm.)
    mount: 21 1/4 x 18 in. (54 x 45.8 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Lee Witkin Gallery, New York;
    acquired from the above by the present owner, 1971.


    Literature

    Gilles Mora et al., W. Eugene Smith: Photographs 1934-1975, Harry N. Abrams, New York,1998, p. 287.


    Exhibited

    Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, Photographs from Private Collections, 30 July–20 August, 1971.
    Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, Photographs from Detroit Collections, 5 October–27 November 1981, inaugurating the Albert and Peggy de Salle Gallery of Photography.