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EDWARD STEICHEN (1879–1973)
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EDWARD STEICHEN (1879–1973)

Magnolia Blossom, Voulangis, c. 1921

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EDWARD STEICHEN (1879–1973)
Magnolia Blossom, Voulangis, c. 1921
gelatin silver contact print
numbered '#8' (in the negative); numbered '25' in pencil (verso)
image/sheet: 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. (19.9 x 24.7 cm.)
Provenance
Christie's, New York, October 4, 1994, lot 20;
acquired from the above sale by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

Vividly remembering how often Rodin had spoken of going to nature for inspiration, I felt it might be possible to go to nature to find a discipline. I recalled the words Rodin had written for the opening page of the number of Camera Work devoted to my own work.... Rodin had said, 'Quand on commence à comprendre la nature, les progrès ne cessent plus.' (When one begins to understand nature, progress goes on unceasingly.) -- Edward Steichen, c. 1921

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