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    W. Eugene Smith (American, 1918-1978)
    Through Darkness and Light, 1946-1950
    Portfolio of five photogravures, printed by Jon Goodman in 1999
    20-1/2 x 17 inches (52.1 x 43.2 cm)
    Editioned '14/500' in ink on copyright page.

    This portfolio comes in a cloth-covered clamshell case featuring text, letterpressed by hand, written and signed by Kevin Eugene Smith, son of the late photographer.

    Includes:
    Dr. Ceriani Taking a Short Cut from House to Hospital, from 'Country Doctor,' 1948; Watching Construction of General Hospital in Lambaréné, West Gabon, from 'Schweitzer: A Man of Mercy,' 1954; Welsh Miners, from 'Great Britain,' 1950; The Wake, Women Gather to Mourn an Old Man's Death, from 'Spanish Village,' 1950; The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946.


    Condition Report*: The portfolio and prints are all in very good condition, with no visible issues.
    *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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    13th Friday
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