10 October 2017
WALKER EVANS (1903–1975)
Subway Portrait, 1941
gelatin silver print, mounted on board
signed in pencil (mount, recto); stamped photographer's credit and numbered '30' in pencil (mount, verso)
image/sheet: 5 x 5 1/8 in. (12.7 x 13 cm.)
mount: 13 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. (34.3 x 25.7 cm.)
Swann Galleries, New York, November 5, 1981, lot 309;
acquired from the above sale by the present owner.
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Judith Keller, Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 1995, fig. 635, p. 200.
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