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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3010B Boston
May 19, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

Edward Steichen (American, 1879-1973) Florence Meyer Homolka

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3010B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 19, 2017 12:00PM


Edward Steichen (American, 1879-1973)

Florence Meyer Homolka, c. 1936. Stamped "PHOTOGRAPH BY STEICHEN/139 EAST 69th STREET/NEW YORK CITY" in black ink on the mount verso. Gelatin silver print mounted to board, image/sheet size 7 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (18.7 x 19.4 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Silvering at sheet edges, unobtrusive dings.

N.B. Edward Steichen's influential career as a photographer and curator spanned over six decades. From 1923 to 1938 he served as chief photographer for Condé Nast where he made fashion and celebrity portraits for Vanity Fair and Vogue. Florence Homolka studied dance and acting in Paris and Berlin before settling in New York where she was an active member of the theatrical and literary world. She later became a successful portraitist herself, photographing artists, actors, writers, musicians, film stars, and other celebrities of her day.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Mount measures 13 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (35.0 x 25.0 cm). Mount with wear to corners and scuffs.

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Florence Homolka, B. Edward Steichen, Florence Meyer Homolka, Paris, NEW YORK CITY