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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe

  • Exhibited

    Geneva, Canon Photo Gallery, Sudek, 5 September - 4 October 1978

  • Literature

    A. Favora, Josef Sudek, Poet of Prague: A Photographer’s Life, New York: Aperture Foundation Inc., 1990, p. 95 (variant)
    Josef Sudek: Die Pigmentdrucke, 1947–1954, exh. cat., Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, 1994, pl. 67 (variant)
    Z. Kirschner, Josef Sudek, New York: Takarajima Books, 1993, pl. 188

  • Catalogue Essay

    JOSEF SUDEK (Lots 78 - 91)
    “If you take photography seriously you must also get interested in another art form. For me it is music. This listening to music shows up in my work like a reflection in a mirror. I relax and the world looks less unpleasant, and I can see that all around there is beauty, such as music.” (Josef Sudek)

    (Please refer to the sale catalogue for the full version of the essay).


Bud of a white rose

Gelatin silver print.
26.7 × 20.8 cm (10 1/2 × 8 1/4 in)
Signed twice and inscribed in Czech in pencil in the margin; collection stamp on the verso.

£7,000 - 9,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £17,500


17 May 2012