London, South Kensington
19 May 1999
Erotic photographs, circa 1890-1920s
Twenty-seven gelatin silver prints, each approx. 3.1/8 x 3 in., mounted on card within red borders, sitters' names in crayon on verso; with seven other gelatin silver prints, 6 x 4 to 9.3/8 x 7 in. (33)
The photographs from the Paris brothel series are described as having passed from the collection of Dienne Louys, Paris, to Michel Simon, Paris and thence to the present owner.
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