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

Auction:
3248B
Lot:
118
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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

Description:

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.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Thomas Mann, Dorothy Parker, George Platt Lynes, Virgil Thomson, British people, Christopher Isherwood, E. M. Forster, Lynes, Novelists, W. Somerset Maugham, Writers

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