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Swann Galleries: Fine Photographs

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Auction Name Fine Photographs Total Sales (USD) 1,412,802.00
Auction Date 03/11/2021 - 03/11/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,023,600.00
Sale Number #2561 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,529,800.00
Total Lots 406
Sold Lots 318 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,304,900.00
% of Lots Sold 78.33% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,945,700.00
Unsold Lots 88 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 72.61%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
53 DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)

Migrant Mother (horizontal).

1936 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 68,750.00
282 IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

Tulip/Tulipa: China Pink, New York.

2006 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 32,500.00
1 FRANCIS FRITH (1822-1898)

Three volumes entitled Sinai & Arabia Petra, Jerusalem & Palestine, and Egypt & Athens, with approximately 140 photographs.

1860s-70s USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 27,500.00
52 DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)

Migrant Mother.

1936; printed circa 1960 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 23,750.00
54 DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)

Migrant Mother (vertical).

1936 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 22,500.00
14

CAMERA WORK. Number 36.

New York, 1911 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 21,250.00
131 ED VAN DER ELSKEN (1925-1990)

A rare, handmade personal album of 27 Parisian photographs.

Circa 1951 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 21,250.00
183 LAWRENCE SCHILLER (1936- )

Portfolio entitled Marilyn 12.

Woodland Hills, California: East End Editions KLS, LLC, 1962; printed 2007 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 21,250.00
155 IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

Spencer Tracy, New York.

1948 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 20,000.00
218 DIANE ARBUS (1923-1971)/NEIL SELKIRK (1947- )

Tattooed man at a Carnival, M.D.

1970; printed early 1970s USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 18,750.00
62 DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)

Oklahoma sharecropper and family entering Calif. stalled on the desert near Indio, California.

1937 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 17,500.00
13

CAMERA WORK. Steichen Supplement.

New York, 1906 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 16,250.00
396

A series of 19 photographs by Berlyn Brixner depicting The Trinity Test, the first detonation of a nuc

1945 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 15,000.00
259 HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999)

Chicago (trees in snow).

1950; printed 1960s USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 13,750.00
28 EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952)

Oasis in the Badlands.

1905 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 12,500.00
61 DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)

Abandoned Tenant House, Hall County, Texas.

1937 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 12,500.00
164 PETER HUJAR (1934-1987)

Edwin Denby.

1975 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 12,500.00
280 EMMET GOWIN (1941- )

A trio of photographs from Mount Saint Helen's series.

1980-81 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 12,500.00
4 JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (1815-1879)

Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

1869 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 11,250.00
306 ADAM FUSS (1958- )

Untitled.

1987 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 11,250.00
345

Album with 50 hand-colored photographs depicting Hong Kong and Canton.

Circa 1900 USD 3,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD 10,625.00
154 IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

S.J. Perelman.

1962; printed 1980 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 10,000.00
2 JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (1815-1879)

La Contadina, girl with jar.

1869 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 9,375.00
92 HELEN LEVITT (1913-2009)

N.Y. (boys on a pediment).

Circa 1940; printed 1980s USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 9,375.00
190 LEE FRIEDLANDER (1934- )

Nude (Madonna).

1979; printed 1990s USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 8,750.00
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Daniel Giraud Elliot. <i>A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants,</i> 1870-1872, coloured plates. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Georg Braun und Franz Hogenberg. <i>Civitates orbis terrarum.</i> Cologne, 1597-c.1606, 5 volumes, hand-coloured, calf. £140,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Qianren Huang. "Blue Map" of China. [Daoguang, 19th century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum,</i> 1595. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Maxime Du Camp. <i>Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie. Dessins Photographiques.</i> Paris, 1852. £100,000 to £150,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>China, Canton School. A superb album of 141 watercolours, c.1800. £70,000 to £100,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
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