10 April 2008,
Price realised USD 46,600
USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
FERNAND FONSSAGRIVES (1910-2003)
gelatin silver print
signed in pencil and credit in ink (on the verso)
9¾ x 7 1/8in. (24.8 x 18cm.)
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The figure in this image is the photographer's wife Lisa. The picture was made in the year of their divorce. She was to marry Irving Penn, whom she had met in 1947 and who graciously acknowledged Fernand Fonssagrives for 'making some of the most beautiful images we have of joy, health and sport in the out of doors'. (Fernand Fonssagrives An Eye for Beauty, p. 9)
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Muir, Fernand Fonssagrives An Eye for Beauty, Guiding Light, 2003, pl. 43, there titled 'Nu Sablé'.
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