Edward Steichen - Photographs New York Thursday, April 8, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Condé Nast Archive, New York
    Sotheby’s, New York, 17 April 2002, lot 70

  • Literature

    Vogue, 27 October 1930, p. 43
    Steichen, A Life in Photography, pl. 107

  • Catalogue Essay

    Marion Morehouse, who would later marry poet e. e. cummings, appears on the left in this classic Steichen fashion study. Steichen wrote, 'The greatest fashion model I ever photographed was Marion Morehouse. Miss Morehouse was no more interested in fashion than I was. But when she put on the clothes that were to be photographed, she transformed herself into a woman who really would wear that gown or that riding habit or whatever the outfit was' (A Life in Photography).


Fashion Study with Marion Morehouse (Mrs. e. e. Cummings)

Gelatin silver print.
9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (24.1 x 19.7 cm)
Dated and annotated in an unidentified hand in pencil and a Condé Nast collection label on the verso.

$12,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $15,120

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New York Auction 8 April 2021