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January 22, 2016 12:00 PMCalender

Arthur Rothstein (American, 1915-1985) Sharecropper's Wife and Child, Arkansas

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2877BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 22, 2016 12:00PM


Arthur Rothstein (American, 1915-1985)

Sharecropper's Wife and Child, Arkansas, 1935, printed later. Stamped "ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN/PHOTOGRAPH/from the collection of GRACE ROTHSTEIN" in black ink on the verso l.l. with additional pencil annotations. Gelatin silver print, image size 12 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (32.4 x 21.5 cm),matted, unframed.
Condition: Subtle crimps at u.c. and l.c.

N.B. In 1936 at the young age of 21, Arthur Rothstein was the first photographer hired by Roy Stryker of the federal government's Resettlement Administration. The agency's goal was to document efforts to alleviate the economic problems facing the nation, as well as the effects of the Great Depression on struggling families as demonstrated in this portrait of a poor mother and child in Arkansas.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Sheet measures 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 28.0 cm). No additional issues to report.

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