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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3248B Boston
May 10, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955) Eight Portraits of Authors and Critics

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3248B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 10, 2019 10:00AM


George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955)

Eight Portraits of Authors and Critics, including Virgil Thomson, 1936, Christopher Isherwood, 1939, W. Somerset Maugham, 1941, Dorothy Parker, 1943, Thomas Mann, c. 1946-47, E.E. Cummings, c. 1947, E.M. Forster, 1949, and an unidentified sitter with taxidermized wildlife. Gelatin silver prints, sheet sizes to 10 x 8 in. (25.5 x 20.4 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Minor wear to edges and corners, curling to sheets.

Provenance: A Connecticut estate.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Sheet sizes 10 x 8, with one 8 x 10. Curling to sheets, minor wear to edges and corners - see condition photos for more details. Staining primarily to margins with some larger areas of darker stain.

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Thomas Mann, Dorothy Parker, George Platt Lynes, Virgil Thomson