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    Francis Joseph Bruguière (American, 1879-1945)
    Cathedral Abstraction, 1931
    Vintage gelatin silver
    13-3/8 x 9-1/8 inches (34 x 23.2 cm)
    Credited in an unknown hand in pencil mount verso.

    Julien Levy Collection;
    Witkin Gallery, New York, until 1978.

    See Bruguiere-His Photographs and His Life, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977, pp. 108-113, pls. 78-83; and The Julien Levy Collection Starting with Atget, Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1976, p. 77, fig. 27 for other examples from this series.

    In 1912 Bruguière started to explore the use of multiple exposures. When he moved to London in 1931 he created a series on English cathedrals and a year later, in New York, a series on skyscrapers using the same technique.

    Condition Report*: Dry mounted to 19.75 x 12.5 inches; there appears to be a few small indents and tiny surface scratches; otherwise, work remain in good overall condition; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 21 X 17 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    April, 2016
    17th Sunday
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