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    W. Eugene Smith (American, 1918-1978)
    Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946
    Gelatin silver, printed late 1960s to 1971
    15-1/4 x 13-1/8 inches (38.8 x 33.2 cm)
    Photographer's credit limitation stamp on verso. With signed provenance letter from Takeshi Ishikawa.

    From the artist to Takeshi Ishikawa, Smith's assistant, printer and interpreter from 1971 to 1974 when Smith was working on his Minamata, Japan photo-documentary, 1974
    To the current owner, 2015

    U.S. Camera Annual 1947, 'A Walk Through a Paradise Garden,' U.S. Camera Publishing Corp., 1946, p. 308
    The Family of Man, The Museum of Modern Art, 1955, p. 192
    W. Eugene Smith: Master of the Photographic Essay, Aperture, 1981, cat. no. 21:001, p. 125

    Condition Report*: 3/4 inch crescent-shape handling crease lower right center of the print and two small soft handling crease along the upper left edge of the print, all only visible in racking light. Appears to fluoresce under blacklight. In overall excellent condition. Matted to 24 x 20 inches in frame 27-1/2 x 23-1/2 inches.   
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