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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Ralph Steiner (American, 1899-1986) Four Photographs: Vanderbilt Garage

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3072BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 26, 2018 10:00AM


Ralph Steiner (American, 1899-1986)

Four Photographs:Vanderbilt Garage, 1924, Boy on Bike Below Brooklyn Bridge, 1921-22, Fence Post with Barbed Wire, 1929, and Clouds, Monhegan, c. 1964, each printed later. Three signed "Ralph Steiner" in pencil l.r., Fence Post dated "1929/1979" in pencil l.r. Gelatin silver prints mounted to boards, image/sheet sizes to 9 3/8 x 7 3/8 in. (23.7 x 18.5 cm),matted, framed.
Condition: Garage and Boy with minor silvering and subtle foxing, only Boy examined out of frame.

N.B. The prints were treated at New England Conservation Studio.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Garage: Mount measures 17 x 14 in., silvering visible in raking light, scattered subtle fox marks on print and mount. Clouds: Sheet measures 8 x10 in., signed and dated "Ralph Steiner 1978-1984" in black ink on the verso l.c Unmounted, minor pinpricks l.l. and u.r. corners, foxing or similar on the verso. Fence Post: Not examined out of frame.

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Ralph Steiner