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Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Wooden Gothic Revival House, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Auction:
2930B
Lot:
110
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2930B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975)

Wooden Gothic Revival House, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1930-31. Unsigned, inscribed "Cambridge" in pencil on the verso of the mount u.l. Warm-toned gelatin silver print mounted to board, image/sheet size 5 1/8 x 4 3/8 in. (13.0 x 11.2 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Possible fading, brittle mount with minor losses and discoloring at edges, corner of mount missing l.l.

Provenance: Sotheby's New York, Sale N09325, Lot 106, April 1, 2015.

N.B. In the early 1930s, Walker Evans worked with Lincoln Kirstein to create illustrations for a publication on 19th century architecture, and he made several photographs of Victorian houses in the Boston area. While the book was never completed, an exhibition was organized for the Museum of Modern Art in 1933 and traveled to 14 additional venues. The format and mounting of this print suggests that it was made for exhibition.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Mount measures 14 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (36.0 x 28.3 cm).


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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