waxed platinum print, copyrighted in pencil on the image, signed and dated in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1930; accompanied by a fragment of a Sociedad Fotografica Madrid letterpress exhibition label (Center for Creative Photography, pl. 18) (2)
7½ by 9½ in. (19.1 by 24.1 cm.)
This platinum print, on smooth, nearly-matte paper with creamy highlights, is in overall excellent condition. A very faint sheen in raking light suggests that this print is waxed or coated. The following is visible under very close examination: a few very faint brown deposits of indeterminate nature in the sky; a few soft impressions; and chipping along the thin margin edges.
The accompanying fragment of the original exhibition label is mounted to modern card. 'Platinum print of Ranchos Church Medal' is annotated in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Herbert Palmer Gallery, Beverly Hills, 1981
Sotheby's New York, 7 April 1998, Sale 7112, Lot 94, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, as agent
Expuesta en el XI Salón Internacional de Fotografía, Madrid, 1935