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    Josef Sudek (Czechoslovakian, 1896-1976)
    Svaty Vit (Saint Vitus) (fifteen photographs), 1928
    Gelatin silver
    9 x 11-3/8 inches (22.9 x 28.9 cm), or the reverse (each, approximate)
    Signed by the photographer and Jaroslav Durych and numbered '11' of 120 in ink on the colophon with printed title, plate, list, and introduction by Durych in Czech and French. Each mounted on Van Gelder paper. Contained in modern black linen covered clamshell portfolio box with original stiff front wrapper with red and silver lion design affixed to interior flap.
    Titles include: Le château royal et la cathédrale Saint-Guy, vus de Petrín; Le côté de la cathédrale Saint-Guy vu de l'église Saint-Georges; Vue sur les contreforts et les arcs- boutants de la cathédrale Saint-Guy, côté nord. A l'arriére- plan, le pavillon de plaistance de la reine Anne; Cathédrale Saint-Guy, côte sud. Vue sur les arcs- boutants et sur les toits des chapelles du choeur; Echafaudage dressé dans le choeur de la cathédrale Saint-Guy pour la réfection de la voûte; Le choeur et l'échafaudage dressé pour la réfection du triforium, vus de la partie neuve de la cathédrale Saint-Guy; La partie neuve et le choeur de la cathédrale Saint-Guy, vus de la tribune des orgues; Fenêtre ogivale, au bras sud du transept de la cathédrale Saint-Guy; Vu sur la voûte de la grande nef de la cathédrale Saint-Guy; Vu sur la grande nef et le bas- côté sud de la partie neuve de la cathédrale Saint-Guy; Le haut de la partie neuve de la cathédrale Saint-Guy, vu du choeur; Charles IV (Buste du triforium de la cathédrale Saint-Guy); Anne de Svídnice, troisiéme femme de Charles IV (Buste du triforium de la cathédrale); Elisabeth de Pomorany, quatrième femme de Charles IV (Buste du triforium de la cathédrale); Chimère (Détail plastique ornemental de la partie neuve de la cathédrale Saint-Guy).

    PROVENANCE:
    Sotheby's New York, September 30, 2014, lot 44;
    Private collection, California.


    Condition Report*: Some scuffs to the covers and one approximate 1 inch abarasion to the top of the binding of the box; toning with grime to the title sheets; each image mounted to sheet measuring 19-1/2 x 15-3/4 inches; minor foxing and soiling to the mounts with a few scattered spots of staining, not affecting the images; minor silver mirroring along the edges of a few, most noticeable in raking light;  possible fading to a few; approximately three small spots of retouching along the right edge of photograph 11.
    *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. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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