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  • Provenance

    Acquired after the artist's death by Berenice Abbott and Julien Levy, 1927
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1968
    Acquired from the above, 2002

  • Literature

    Szarkowski, The Work of Atget: Volume I, Old France, pl. 62

  • Catalogue Essay

    “There was a sudden shock of recognition—the shock of realism unadorned. The subjects were not sensational, but nevertheless shocking in their very familiarity.”
    Berenice Abbott


Provins, Ramparts

Albumen print.
7 x 8 1/2 in. (17.8 x 21.6 cm)
Numbered '7046' in the negative; titled, annotated '7046' in pencil, Museum of Modern Art deaccession notations and annotations in unidentified hands in pencil on the verso.

$10,000 - 15,000 

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A Constant Pursuit: Photographs from the Collection of Ed Cohen & Victoria Shaw

New York Auction 4 October 2018