Lot Details

The name "Orlin Donaldson" appears on the protective cardboard mount, he was a Hoyningen-Huene assistant. Staley Wise Gallery advised the present owner that they acquired the work from Donaldson.

There is some silvering to the surface of the photograph. The photograph is not adhered to the mount, but attached to the mount by plastic corner brackets. The mount is soiled.

George Hoyningen-Huene was a notable fashion photographer in the 1920s through the 1940s, working for French Vogue for many years, before relocating from France to New York in 1935, to work for Harper’s Bazaar. Hoyningen-Huene went on to work in Hollywood in 1946, photographing numerous celebrities and working on films including the 1954 Judy Garland film, “A Star is Born.”

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Soiling / Requires Cleaning
Area: Image
Location: Overall
Notes: there is silvering on the surface of the photograph. The mount is soiled (but not adhered to the photograph).
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Private Collection (acquired from Staley-Wise Gallery, New York)
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 7.25 in. (22.86 x 18.42 cm.)
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