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    Description

    Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002)
    El Ensueño (The Day Dream), 1931
    Gelatin silver print, printed later
    9-1/2 x 7 inches (24.1 x 17.8 cm); sight (image)
    Initialed and titled in pencil, verso.

    PROVENANCE:
    Rose Gallery, Santa Monica;
    Private European Collection;
    Phillips de Pury & Company New York, Photographs, January 31, 2008, Lot 27;
    Current owner.


    More information about Manuel Álvarez Bravo, also known as Álvarez Bravo, Manuel, Bravo, Manuel Alvarez, Manuel Alvarez Bravo.



    Condition Report*: Overall very good/excellent condition. An approximately 1 1/2-inch crease in lower left quadrant, visible under raking light. A 1/4-inch tear extending slightly into the image at lower edge, only slightly visible when in the frame. A few scattered pinpoints of retouching. Framed under acrylic to 20 by 17 1/4 inches.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2021
    8th Friday
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