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  • Provenance

    Estate of sculptor Ruth N. Greacen, wife of painter Edmund Greacen, New York
    William Doyle Galleries, New York, 5 December 1997, lot 293

  • Catalogue Essay

    This impressive exhibition-sized print came originally from the collection of American sculptor Ruth Nickerson Greacen, as did the Bourke-White photograph Concrete Trestle, offered as lot 43. Both large prints are similarly presented on mounts with calligraphic lettering. Another similarly-presented Bourke-White photograph in the Joy of Giving Something Foundation collection, also with the Greacen provenance and sold at Sotheby’s in 2014, was exhibited by the American Federation of the Arts in the 1930s; it is possible that the two prints offered here were part of that exhibition, as well.


Cable Spool

circa 1930
Gelatin silver print.
18 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (47 x 31.8 cm)
Calligraphically credited in an unidentified hand in pencil on the mount.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $35,000

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The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation

New York 3 October 2017