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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

  • Catalogue Essay

    “He told me he was simply preserving carefully the vanishing world that he loved, and keeping an archive of important classified documents. He was a remarkably simple man, extremely modest...he was making a new statement with every picture, transcending the document and creating poetry that outlived his Paris and will outlive us all.” Julien Levy

71

Hôtel Lambert (Île St. Louis)

1898
Albumen print.
7 x 8 1/2 in. (17.8 x 21.6 cm)
Numbered '6271' in the negative; titled, annotated '6271' in pencil, and Museum of Modern Art deaccession notations in an unidentified hand in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

Contact Specialist
Caroline Deck
Head of Sale, Senior Specialist

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas

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

New York Auction 4 October 2018