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  • Provenance

    Lunn Ltd., Washington, D.C.

  • Literature

    Neue Galerie, Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, p. 83, variant

  • Catalogue Essay

    Heinrich Kuehn is best known for his perceptive studies of his domestic life and family, including Mary Warner, a young Englishwoman who came to work for the Kuehn family as a nanny shortly after the birth of their youngest child. After the death of Kuehn’s wife, Warner took on the care of the family’s four children and ran the household. She also served as a frequent collaborator with Kuehn on a series of photographs, of which the image offered here is a prime example. Kuehn was a skilled photographic craftsman, and experimented with an array of techniques, including the photogravure. Kuehn perfected the process to his own high standards, and the print offered here demonstrates the wide range of expressive tonality Kuehn could achieve with it.


Tonwertstudie III (Study in Tonal Values III), Mary Warner

11 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. (29.2 x 23.2 cm)

$10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $12,500

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New York Auction 7 June 2019