Eugène Atget (French, 1857-1927)
Bar de Cabaret, Paris, 1910-1911, printed later by Berenice Abbott. Unsigned, stamped "Photograph by Eugene Atget/Copyright: Berenice Abbott/Reproduction rights reserved" in black ink on the verso. Gelatin silver print, image/sheet size 9 1/4 x 6 7/8 in. (23.4 x 17.3 cm),matted, unframed.
Condition: Tape remnants on the verso.
N.B. Towards the end of his career, the work of Eugène Atget came to the attention of Berenice Abbott, who was working as Man Ray's studio assistant in Paris in the 1920s. Abbott was instrumental in ensuring Atget's legacy by acquiring a large group of his photographs and glass-plate negatives from which she made prints beginning in the early 1930s through the 1950s and through the promotion of his work to museums and galleries.
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