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FRANCIS BRUGUIÈRE (1879–1945)
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FRANCIS BRUGUIÈRE (1879–1945)

Rosalind Fuller with Cello, c. 1935

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FRANCIS BRUGUIÈRE (1879–1945)
Rosalind Fuller with Cello, c. 1935
gelatin silver print
stamped photographer's credit with date in pencil and variously numbered in pencil/red pencil (verso); credited, titled and dated on affixed gallery label (frame backing board)
image/sheet: 5 5/8 x 4 1/4 in. (14.2 x 10.8 cm.)
Provenance
Robert Miller Gallery, New York;
acquired from the above by the present owner, 1982.
Literature
James Enyeart, Bruguière: His Photographs and His Life, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1977, pl. 71, p. 98 (titled Multiple exposure).
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Lot Essay

In the 1930s Bruguière was continuing his photographic experiments using abstract forms and light, and began building upon his earlier Light Abstractions by combining real, representational objects with his abstract paintings and drawings. The present work is an example of one of these explorations. As James Enyeart writes in Bruguière: His Photographs and His Life, although there are only a few works from this transitional period in the artist's career, they are important in that they represent 'a shift in Bruguière's imagery from abstractions based on an inner awareness to abstractions of the physical world' (James Enyeart, Bruguière: His Photographs and His Life, p. 94).

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